Skip to main content

Full text of "Normalogue, The (1913)"

See other formats


Mrs. Imma £. (tarit 

utye rlaa0 of 1913 

fondly iipfotratCB 

this bonk. 


ORDSare a poor vehicle for the expression of our thoughts, 
at best, but particularly poor when it becomes necessary 
to pay a parting tribute of affection to so dear and near a 
friend as Mrs. Couch. 

Friend she has proved herself to us in every sense of the 
word, aye more than friend, — guide, companion, helping 
us through difficulties sharing the burdens, and joying in 
our ultimate success. 

Valuable as have been her lessons as our instructor, 
her daily presence among us has been of even greater worth; 
her gracious manner, her unfailing courtesy, her kindly assistance 
and the patience she has displayed for our shortcomings, all these 
beautiful and rare qualities have been and ever must be, an inspiration 
and incentive for us in the years to come. 

Ripe in scholarship, trained in the foremost educational institu- 
tions of the country, Mrs. Couch came to the position she now holds 
fifteen years ago and the larger and yet larger respect and esteem she 
has now from each succeeding class has proven her ably and well. She 
has succeeded in inculcating principles of right living and right think- 
ing among her pupils. 

That she may long continue in her present position, a helper and 
most gracious instructor, a model to future students as she has been 
to us in the past, is the earnest wish of the class of 1913. 

Monica A. Flynn. 

OS MP. I". ■■ 
















A Record of 

I I he Uass ot lyiJ | 

<§> ^ 

<$> «. 

| North Adams, Massachusetts % 

<$> ^ 

♦ <§> 

<@> <^ 

<$> <§> 

<t> <$> 

<!><§><§><$> <§><§> <@><@><^<@><t><^<@>^><t><§><§><§><t><§> <§><$> •i><t><§><t><§><§><$><§><§><t><§>'$><^<§><@><t><§><@><§><@' <§><§> <|> <§><§> <^ <$><§■<§> <^ <§>^> <§><§■ <§><§><§><^ <§><$><§><§■<§><§><§><!><§><§> <§>•©<§> 

" <@> <@> r 

<^ <§> 

<§> <§> 

£ <^ 

Month of Snttnrs 

Mabel V. Flaherty 

Business Manager 
Frances A. Kelley 

Art Ibttnra 

Era G. Grout Margaret A. Pope 

Edna F. Feeley 


Mary Bousfield 
Grace E. Burns 
Gladys L. Buck 
Monica A. Flynn 
Mary Gleason 
Nora H. Hanley 
Stella M. Hawkins 

Gertrude A. Hulburt 

Mary T. Mahon 

Dorothy Murdock 

Rachel C. Parsons 

Mabelle R. Ragcse 

Katherine A. Reilly 

Leila V. Smith 

ufahl? of (ftntttenta 

North Adams Normal School — Frontispiece 


The Faculty 

Class Song — Words and Music 

The Dormitory 

The Class of 1913 

Senior Dramatics 

Glee Club 


Sunny Side 

Woman's Duty to Fight for the Ballot 

Against Woman Suffrage 

Good Times at Taconic Hall 

Response to the Seniors 

Class History of the Class of 1913 

Class Prophecy 

Prophet on Prophet 

Address to the Juniors 

Class W'ill 

Hallowe'en Maud 

Castle on the Hill 

Ivy Poem 

How Dormitory Girls Study 

General Rules 



Frank F. Murdoch Principal 

Sijp Spirit of our ^dtonl 

Tj^DUCATION to be nobly inspiring and broadly serviceable must be pursued not for 
^ knowledge or utility as such, not for culture or skill as such, but for realization of 

the larger self possible only by cooperation with and for others. 

Learning to be satisfying and productive must be led by hope, not driven by fear. 

Teaching to be stimulating and effective must be impelling, not compelling. 

The learner's progress can be ensured only by opportunities to use his strong in- 
stincts and to adjust his personality to the social body. 

The teacher's success can be measured wisely only by the degree to which he 
becomes unnecessary to his pupils. 

-r — ..'.. ]...:... 

faff i ?' * 
7 F * i i 



f ? 



SWO years ago the custom of putting out a book representative of the ("lass of 1!)11 was 
instituted. We thank our precursor, "1911" for establishing the custom, and "191"2" 
for passing it down to us. We have accepted the trust and now pass it on the coming 
classes with our hearty approval. 

In issuing the "Normalogue" we have striven to place before the class something which 
shows the true "colors" of "1913" and of our Alma Mater. We hope that, after graduation, 
as our paths diverge and we separate, this book will bring back many a fond memory of N. A. 
N. S., our teachers, and our classmates. May the friendships established during our stay here 
live long thru these pages. When time tends to obliterate some of our pleasures here, the 
book will bring them back refreshed: when each and every member answers to the call of tame, 
they will still be one of our class: when we tend to drift apart, these beloved annals shall 
strengthen our bonds and unite us once more. 


®lj? Jarultg 

" IJ!I.1»-'P I- >!*■ <f Pi^'fU.f 


lolattf 311. (Sitaa 

^TO Mr. Guss we are indebted for our knowledge of nature 
^^ and science. 

He is a graduate of the Indiana State Normal School, 
also of Wesleyan University, class of 1888, where he was 
a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and received his A. B. 
degree. He has attended several summer schools; in the 
summer of 1887, he studied zoology at Martha's Vineyard, 
and, in 1889, at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. 
In 1890 and 1891, he took field courses in Geology at the 
Harvard Summer School and other summer courses at 
Colorado College, Cook County Normal School, Illinois, 
University of Buffalo, Cornell University and Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 

He first taught in the district schools of Pennsylvania. 
Later, from 1888 to 1891, he taught at Wesleyan Academy 
and at the State Normal School, Greely, Colorado, until 
1896, when he came to our Normal. 

He has had charge of the courses in Mineralogy, Chem- 
istry, Zoology, and Botany, in all of which he has insisted 
upon the practical application of our knowledge. 

Mtlltam N. Sutjusmt 

rjtttR. Johnson came to us in 1912, and how we all 
-mJi^K appreciated the assistance he was ever ready to 
render, with the trials we encountered throughout our course 
of woodwork. 

Mr. Johnson has taken a course in Mechanical Engineer- 
ing at Lawrence Scientific School, Cambridge, Mass. 

He has also taken summer courses in Theory at Hy- 
annis, and in metal work and pattern making at Columbia 

For the past year he has been instructor in wood-work 
at Normal School and in forge work at Training School. 

N () R M A LO (; U E 


Eny H. £>mtth 

"TjJtlRS'r impressions arc lasting, so they say, and 'tis true 
~J in this case, for with a smile Mr. Smith greeted us 
on that first day of our senior year, and with a smile he has 
dismissed US from his classes. 

A graduate of the Norwich high school and Norwich 
training school, he taught in the district schools of Kirk, 
South Plymouth, and others. The year 1904 saw him a 
graduate of the Syracuse University, taking an A. B. degree. 
Again we find him teaching as first vice-principal, and later 
as principal at Freeport, N. Y. and later at Westfield, N. Y. 

Besides this he has done post graduate work in the 
teachers' college at Columbia University taking courses 
in History, Philosophy and Education. 

Since coming to North Adams he has taught History, 
Geography, History of Education and Economics, and has 
had charge of the school garden work of the training school. 

ISoae IE. I^parlf 

rftjtlSS Searle, after graduating from Westfield Normal 
<J** School, took summer courses in music at Boston and 
Evanston, 111. 

From 1897 to 1901 Miss Searle taught in the eighth and 
ninth grades at Mark Hopkins, and since then she has 
been in charge of Mathematics and Music at the State Nor- 
mal School, North Adams, Mass. 

Along with her teaching of music and mathematics, 
Miss Searle gives us lessons in character forming, helping 
us to work faithfully and persistently, and to aim towards 
high ideals. 



ilary Hmttap larujht 

rjtttlSS Baright has graduated from Cook's Collegiate 
wW Institute, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Boston University; 
Curry's School of Expression, Boston, Mass.; and has taken 
a special post graduate course at Chicago University, 
Chicago, 111. 

She has taught in a private school in Nashville, Tenn.; 
State Normal School, West Chester, Pa.; the University of 
Oregon; State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1898- 
1902; and since then, she has been here at the State Normal 
School, North Adams, Mass. 

We owe much to Miss Baright for her enthusiastic 
teaching of grammar, reading and literature. 

fflttaa Prarann 

^THOUGH so joyfully anticipated in most respects, 
VJ' still the last term brought with it no little sorrow: 
for our course with Miss Pearson was ended. Keenly have 
we missed that charming wit peculiar to our Art Department. 
Not only has Miss Pearson added to our enjoyment of Nor- 
mal but the work of her department has laid the foundations 
for a keener appreciation of life wherever we are. Miss 
Pearson graduated from Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., 
the Glens Fall, N. Y. Summer School of Methods, and the 
Normal Art School in Boston. She has taken summer 
courses at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of 
Design, Amherst Agricultural College, and other well 
known institutions. One winter, she studied at the Colarossi 
Academy, Paris and in the art galleries of England, France, 
and Italy. Since 1897 she has been the Art instructor at 
Normal. Miss Pearson is a member of the Eastern Art 
and Manual Training Teachers' Association and of the 
International Congress for the Development of Drawing and 
Art Teaching. 

N O R M A b () G U E 

1 3 

3|amtal? |I- Hatmnan 

TjfjtONDEKI TL Miss Waterman, always ready to answer 

-W questions and give advice! 

After Miss Waterman graduated from the State Normal 
School, Bridgewater, Mass., she specialized at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass., and Butler 
College, Indianapolis. 

She taught in Taunton, in Chelsea, at the Mark Hop- 
kins School, and afterwards became principal of the Briggs- 
ville School, and later of the Clemens Vounegut School, 

At present Miss Waterman has charge of the Corres- 
pondence and Vacation Courses at the State Normal School, 
North Adams. 


Annie 3. iGamnhtpr 

/flPICR handicraft teacher, who taught us to sing "Wet y 
vJ7 weavers, keep the stakes dry!" 

A graduate of Salem State Normal School she has also 
attended various summer schools including New York 
University, Massachusetts Agricultural College and Chau- 
tauqua School of Arts and Crafts, and the Saturday classes 
at Sloyd Normal School. 

Miss Lamphier also taught the children of the primary 
grades in Lynn and Newton, and in Grade I Mark Hopkins 
Training School, North Adams. She has been instructor 
in summer schools and has had private classes in basketry 
and other forms of printing, weaving and woodwork. Since 
1911 she has been a member of the faculty of the Chautau- 
qua Summer School. In 1913 the Child Welfare Exhibit 
held in North Adams was under her direction and its 
success was due, in a large measure, to her untiring efforts. 



Alin> U. iCnnmlton 

/fl^XE of the new teachers we welcomed this year to the 
VJ7 ranks of our honorable faculty is Miss Knowlton, who 
has come to succeed Miss Schuyler as instructor of the Do- 
mestic Science Department of our school. 

During her short stay with the seniors, she has won their 
love and esteem. 

Miss Knowlton graduated from Arms Academy and 
the North Adams Normal School, afterwards teaching in 
Shelburne Falls, Colrain, Great Barrington and Lenox, 
"meantime" taking various courses at the University of 

Annie (ft. &ktt\t 

♦ fJjffE wise and play with your children." This is the 
W motto of one of the most enthusiastic teachers of 
our Alma Mater. 

Miss Skeele graduated from the State Normal School, 
Bridgewater, Mass. and from Posse Gymnasium, Boston. 

From 1893 to 1895 she taught in a private gymnasium, 
1895-1897 at the State Normal School, Mansfield, Penn., 
and from 1897 she has been hygiene and physical instructor 
in the North Adams Normal School. 

N () R M A LO G V F 


Mvb. (Srauffi 

SFAR to the heart of the Kindergarteners and many 
other girls is Mrs. Graves, our "Kentucky" member 
of the faculty. 

A graduate of the Louisville, Kentucky Free Kinder- 
garten Association, Mrs. Graves has done much work along 
the same line. One year she spent as the principal of a 
private kindergarten in Louisville. Four years she was 
principal of the Parent Kindergarten under the Louisville 
Free Kindergarten Association. During two of the four 
years Mrs. Graves was superintendent of two kindergartens 
and critic of all manual work of the Normal Classes of tin- 

At the State Normal School in Willimantic, Connect- 
icut, Mrs. Graves was supervisor and teacher of two kinder- 
gartens, besides giving the Psychology of Play to the Normal 
students, taking the general course, and taking charge of 
the games in Grades 1 and 2. 

Since 1904 Mrs. Graves has done much the same work 
in the Kindergarten and with the girls taking the Kinder- 
garten-Primary course at Normal. 

%lrn Han ^rijuylrr 

ff£ ()NE but not forgotten! Only one year did we have 
^-^ the pleasure of Miss Schuyler's presence. 

A graduate of the Boston Cooking School in 1903, Miss 
Schuyler held the position of supervisor of household arts 
at Williamstown, Mass., from 1904 to 1907. The years 
1907 to 1912 she spent at the State Normal School at North 
Adams as supervisor of household arts. September 1911? 
finds her supervisor of household arts at Forest (den Sem- 
inary, Forest Glen, Maryland. 

She has also studied at Columbia Summer School. 




/jt\UR Lady 
vJ7 always 

of Taconic Hall! — patient and long-suffering — 
ivs ready to help us through our difficulties as 
well as our pleasures. 

Miss Bugbee graduated from the School of Domestic 
Science, Boston, in 1903, and then came to North Adams 
where she has since not only faithfully filled the position of 
matron but has been a mother to us and our many sisters 
who have preceded us. 

ia<r (.<xs^) (rm< 

Taconic Hall 



^ ^ *«=:«/'■ * - — - 




^> UHflr'* a! 4*"*s 

■fgA fLj| 




A Scene in the Berksiiires 






fr-ji j> jj ^^ 

Pi j) j 

i) j j> 

J 1 ' 1 ' i' i ' j j, 1 1 

L ji ] , ^ j , j , j, 3=$ 

* I 



J> ' J> 

r\ O* 

r > ii ^ 


j) ^ J~' 


i j v ij J ' ) i i ' i' 


^ p p »p r >p ' Ji f » ' p r n j) J J ' 

ig k J» 

J^ J Ji i 

j. i J) p 

i f j>- j) j J' j j i p p p J' ^^ 

i f j> j> o J> i "j> 



x o R m a l o c r 1-: i«> 

(ElaHS i>mtg 

We stand together, classmates, 

Our school days now are o'er, 
But ere we part, to Normal 

We pledge our love once more; 
For in each heart there lingers 

The tho't of years now fled. 
Of hours of toil and pleasure 

At X. A. X. S. we've led. 


Then a rousing cheer for Normal, 

Praise to her dear name; 
In each deed of the future 

We'll seek to bring her fame. 
Farewell to Alma Mater, 

For her our praise will he 
Spread broadcast forever 

class of 1-9-1-3. 

The path that is before us 

In mist and shadow lies, 
And where it leads we know not; 

'Tis hidden from our eyes, 
The life we leave behind us 

Glows with a radiant light, 
For each year at dear Normal 

Is rich with mem'ries bright. 

Farewell to thee, dear Normal, 

Before us lies the way. 
Regretfully we leave thee — 

And yet we would not stay. 
But midst life's joys and pleasures 

Let us forever be 
Worthy of our Alma Mater 

And the class of 1-0-1-3. 



iflyrnn £luton& li>mUlj 

Hiyron is our class baby 
IJes and we love him too, 
Uosy and bright and dimpled 
©h eyes of wondrous hue 
Now listen, you'll hear him coo. 

Karly in life he is learning, 
wessons we all must know, 
HUalk in the ways that are upright 
(0ver evil displeasure to show 
(19 'er life's pathway keep smiling 
Reserving the best here below. 

§>ent to us when we were Seniors 
ifflidst all our sighs and tears 
iln time of greatest trial, 
QJo beckon away our fears 
there's to him, three cheers. 

Class , 1S 


Sljf (Hla00 of 1913 


ivnn!vnBiifvwi"Vfi^iv a K!WV! 1 


(Elaaa Wtrrra 

Kathryn Nash Treasurer^ 

Mabel V. Flaherty Recording Secretary 

Corresponding Secretary, Mary Gleason 

Stella Hawkins 
Edna Feeley 


'TlfANNY Barrett, so winsome and sweet, 
~J Is always regretting she's not more petite, 
So in order to keep from growing too stout 
At all dances in Adams Fanny flutters about. 

From Art, we know Fanny will never depart 

For the rules of this science she has learned by heart, 

And when things don't please her you can hear her sing o'er 

"Balance! Rhythm! and Harmony! for evermore." 

We know when our Fanny is teaching next year 
She'll bring to her pupils a lot of good cheer, 
For one thing is certain what ever the trials 
She'll face them all brave, and smile her old smile. 


/fftUR modest little lady, with the perpetual smile. Her chief de- 
vJ7 light in life is combing that hair and arriving at early cooking- 
classes on time. Her main ambition is making lengthy recitations in 
Science Class. 

N O R M A L () G U E 


JjCERE is Pauline one of the industrious girls of our class. She is 
Wj one who always tries to be prompt and for that reason manages 
to be in school long before nine o'clock. 

Besides being industrious, she possesses a pleasing personality 
and makes friends wherever she goes. 

Since entering our ranks she has held almost invariably to the 
motto, " Everybody loves a fat man, " but is not inclined to acknowledge 

Here's hoping that Pauline will succeed in her chosen profession 
and be sure she will leave us with the well wishes of the class for the 

GERTRUDE BICKNELL, Charlemont, Mass. 

Gertrude's plump, Gertrude's fair 

Watch the way she does her hair. 
TCURRAH for the Charlemont Girl! The only one of this species 
*"^ in the class. Gertrude has already had one year of experience 
along our great professional line and to help matters along even better 
she took the vacation course at the Normal School that same year. 
"Gert" is one who loves everybody even the teachers and in turn is 
equally loved by all even by the latter. Here you will find the strong- 
est of conscienciousness and because of this fact she has been asked 
to fill many trustworthy offices, namely, conducting arithmetic classes 
in Junior year when the teacher was absent, and acting as House 
President during the senior year. If any of you do not know what it 
means to see the phrases, "Watch time," or "Too Slow", written on 
rectangular pieces of brown paper ask Gertrude, for if I am not mis- 
taken she has these things definitely settled in her mind, and that is 
the secret of her coming success. 

ELSIE MAY BLANCHARD, North Adams, Mass. 

'TWI1KX I his quiet, demure maiden entered the spacious halls of old 
*$*** Normal, all her classmates expected great things of her. Elsie 
did not disappoint them. She has had remarkable success with every- 
thing she has undertaken, but her supreme excellence has been in 
making author's books. When asked if she expected to use them in 
her future life, Elsie replied, "I don't know. I shall probably use 
' Field'. " 

It is rumored that the remarkable success of Martha Finely 
in her "Elsie Books", has prompted a modern writer to start a new 
series. Among these will be found, "Elsie and Basket-Bali,-" "Elsie 
as an Admirer of Athletics," "Elsie, the Jubilee Singer," "Elsie, the 
Renowned School-Mistress." But we predict that Elsie will not 
pursue the latter profession long, but will be the true heroine of " Elsie's 
New Relations." 

N () R M A I, () G U E 



TfjlERE is one of our most studious girls. Eloise is very ambitious, 
i5r often going without her dinner to get a lesson more perfect. 
If there is anything you wish to know, just go to Eloise and the knowl- 
edge will be supplied to you. She is always seen with a large green 
bag of books on her arm, and anyone can tell her even when she is 
quite a distance away. Eloise has been very successful through life 
so far, and we all extend our wishes that her future life may be one of 
continued brightness and prosperity. 

MARY BOUSFIELD, North Adams, Mass. 

ALTHOUGH I am not good at rhymes, 
To Mary I dictate these lines. 
Each morning her smile makes us glad, 
But if she should scowl we'd feel sad, 
Our sunny, good-natured Mary. 

Although Domestic Arts she takes, 
She does it for dear "Blakey's" sake. 
In winter and summer she toils, 
In the cold and the heat she "broils," 
Our sunny, good-natured Mary. 

For two years we toiled together, 
In rainy and pleasant weather. 
And when things seemed to go wrong, 
We were cheered by Mary's song. 
Our sunny, good-natured Mary. 

But now at the end of two years, 

She can do anything it appears, 

From stewing and stewing, to boiling and blueing, 

Our sunny, good-natured, dear Mary. 

GLADYS LYDIA BUCK, North Adams, Mass. 

/fTLADYS, the much travelled maiden of our class, has favored 
VJ7 many climes with her residence. Though a North Adams girl 
she can tell you of the joys of "Sunny Florida;" the mission school in 
Alabama, where she taught a first grade of ninety pupils; and of her 
experiences with real cowboys in Montana. 

Her homeward path brought Gladys to the little house under the 
hill where some of us including the "Professor" have had such splen- 
did times. From here, Gladys climbs the hill to Normal, where as a 
senior and a kindergartener, she also ranks as a musician, the leader of 
our glee club. 




^THE class of 1913 is most happily honored by having as one of its 
^^ members a young lady of great dignity as well as exceeding 
ability in her studies. If at any time doubt was felt in regard to lessons 
for the next day, it was not at all unusual in order to find out what 
those lessons were, to make a call upon "Gracie" where at the same 
time one would surely encounter several other delinquents bent upon 
the same errand. Miss Grace's abode proved a favorite rendezvous 
for such as these. 



ES, that's Margaret. The little lady with the dignified walk. 
You would hardly think her to be a lover of gymnastics, would 
you? Yet even before gym. class begins Margaret can be seen taking 
a lively sprint out of the west door for she is a bit bashful at being seen 
in any state but that of dignity. Yet we all like her, especially Miss 
Krogman who gladly answers the telephone during lunch when she 
knows that she will hear, "May I speak with Miss Carr?" 

Margaret is even more popular if such could be, in her life out of 
school. It used to be just one but now she has so many romances that 
they are too numerous to mention in particular. See Margaret for 
correct information about this. Also about the Bijou. 

Margaret tells us in the class of Education that her brain grows 
every day so for news of her in the future join a history of Education 
class and study America's greatest women. 


jSL HE is small in stature, but is she small in mind? Indeed no! 
^ Why, what questions can Mr. Murdoch ask in Education, or 
Mr. Smith in Geography which she cannot answer? All of this, 
in spite of the fact, that when you ask Elaine before school, what she 
knows about certain lessons, her reply invariably is, "I do not know 
anything because I cannot understand it." 

Then there is another line in which she excels. One should see 
her make the baskets from our gymnasium floor. 

Certainly, Elaine would fit in well anywhere. 




"/|7EM" is one of our girls who can always be relied upon, especially 

^-^ in basket ball, for when we want a goal made we just pass 
the ball over to "Gem" who without the least trouble is sure to put 
it in. 

The time has come when she is of the "marriageable age" (ask 
her about it) but whether any thing is in sight remains to be seen. 

RUTH PHILANCA CHAPEL, Washington, Mass. 

JCERE is our jolly little "Chappie" who came from the town of 
^ Washington to join our ranks. It is doubtless this fact which 
makes her enjoy Mr. Guss' classes so much and take such special 
delight in reading "Government Bulletins." This may also account 
for her fondness for "gym" which she attends so regularly that it 
would scarcely seem like a gymnastic period without her presence. 

Possibly it is only because she likes to go to "Chapel" that she 
visits Williamstown so frequently, but, why did she choose the Domestic 
Arts Course? 

Once "Chappie" was one of our most fun loving members but 
since the first of January a decided change has taken place in her atti- 
tude toward life. I have been forbidden to mention the reason for 
this but will merely add that she often takes naps after school to make 
up for lost sleep. 

We all wish you the best success, "Chappie", and with your pre- 
vious experience in rural districts and your training here we are sure 
you will achieve it. 



LUCY M. M. CUMMINGS, West Stockbridge, Mass. 

fERE'S to the girl who seems so shy 
For ne'er in class will she ask why 
But when one tries to take his ease 
She proved to be a dreadful tease. 

When on an errand she seems too long 

We find her lost in "Seigmund's Love Song" 

For play she will, no matter what haste 

And ne'er will she hurry, tho' great be the waste. 

When in "Lit" we had a contest 
And all did try their very best, 
This little lass ne'er took her seat 
'Till from the Bible they began repeat. 

Farewell to you, our quiet lass 
Who proved so loyal to your class 
When on Life's wondrous sea you go 
We know your boat will smoothly row. 


rfTt'tARY to strangers,, seems quiet, but to those who know her well, 
stores of wit and fun appear. 

Though it may be hidden, mischief darts from her eyes, and it is her 
one delight to torment. Ask her to tell you the latest methods for 
putting out lights in the bathroom, and for removing ink from shirt- 

Does Mary get homesick? She eats very little, and why she goes 
home so often we all wish to know. What makes Richmond so attrac- 

N R M A LO G l E 



3jtff E are proud of Marion because of her excellent ideals but she is 
-**■ especially admired by every one for her marked independence 
of thought. For example, Mr. Murdock said in Education one day, 
'"What animal is an illustration of a parasite, Miss Donelson?" "I 
was thinking' of a plant," replied Marion. "What plant?" "Mis- 
tletoe." There may be and we surely hope there is a teacher's pen- 
sion waiting for vou, honored classmate. 

MAUD ABIGAL EDSON, Bennington, Vt. 

ALTHO this girl in our class is very keen, she has the faculty of 
always saying," I don't understand what you mean." But we all 
are very sure that when "the question" is asked she quickly will 
say," Why, yes, I understand what you mean." 

Here is the girl again who is so exceptionally fine in "Gym", but 
she is sorely bothered because she finds she has too many thumbs. 

In all the work which Maud will undertake, we are sure she will 


JCDNA is one of our Pittsfield girls and we are all glad to recognize 
>^ her as such. Through her whole normal course, she has been 
ever jolly for who has ever seen her without half a dozen jokes "up 
her sleeve!" 

Edna has been nicknamed Tetrazinni, a very fitting title for her, 
as she is constantly trying the "Echo Song," with better results each 
time. Some of us think she rivals the great singer herself. 

Not only in vocal gymnastics does she take first rank, but also in 
physical exercises. In basket ball, she was always sure to get the ball 
and hold it, and when a basket she made, her shouts could be heard 
thru the entire hall. 

Let us hope our Edna will pursue her education along the line of 
some of her talents of which she has so man v. 




♦ ♦ * 

^TIS the voice of our Mabel; we hear it proclaim, 

^ "If you're speaking of peanuts, that's my middle name." 

For she scoured the city till knowledge she boasted 

Of peanuts, their prices and weight, raw and roasted; 

And the problems she made, now just let me mention, 

Have won for her fame at a teachers' convention. 

But problems are not the extent of her glory : 

Her prowess in gym. makes another fine story; 

Of the current events no items escape her, 

Save in city elections, she's our daily paper; 

She holds a class office; to sing she is able; 

So an all-around girl, you see, is our Mabel. 


**'T(TLYNNY" is one of the jolly North Adams girls of our class. 
*•* She is fond of talking of "Soil", the poem "Pitty Pat and 
Tippytoe" and her "Cummings and Goings". Monica is very much 
interested in Bliss Business College. 

We all think Monica would make an excellent housekeeper for 
she has had much practical experience and we know that she will 
have some one to apply her knowledge upon, long before she applies for 
a pension. 


/|7ERTRUDE or "Gertie" as we call her when we wish to keep her 
vi7 good natured, comes from Williamstown, one of Berkshire's 
most treasured spots. Although she did not enter our class until the 
Senior year she has endeared herself to all her classmates. 

She first became prominent through a little experience with a 
conductor who accused her of attempting to pass as a Normal student 
instead of a "specialist of humanity." 

N R M A L () G T K 


MARY HANNAH GLEASON, North Adams, Mass. 

i\ ND here we see Mary, a quiet young- lass, 
~ * Whose love for a joke, none could ever surpass, 
Although not received in a boisterous way 
The effect of a joke keeps her cheerful all day. 

Alary herself is a model of neatness, 
And her disposition a model of sweetness, 
And when we feel sad and in need of good cheer, 
Our faithful friend Mary will always be near. 

Her heart and her hand are as open as day; 
And ready to help all who may come her way, 
Her kindness and goodness will always be found 
And if you should need it, — why just come around. 

ERA GRACE GROUT, East Arlington, Vermont 

7CRA is small but oh my! There is an old saying, "that a little 
goes a long ways," and we hope this may be true of "Spunk." 

For the future information of superintendents and (?) we 

will say that she thrives best under these conditions. 

First — She must have balky horses for driving — especially Sun- 
day afternoons — or when catching a train — ("Harry up Era") 

Second — She must have mountains, fields or sky about her con- 
taining many "tone values" upon which to base her wise and learned 

Third — Small house parties in North Adams under the shadow of 
the Dormitory, consisting of Vermont people and pound boxes of 

"Fourth"— She must have a plenty of Vermont banners with which 
to decorate her room, and "up Greylock" trips, (for exercise!) 

Fifth — No "be in at ten" rules. 

Sixth — A good springy bed for special vaudeville acts in jumping 
and dancing. 




NO! Not Washington, D. C, tho yon might think so. Our Birdie 
is a New Englander thru and thru. Have you ever heard her 
say "I'm So Mad"? No? Then you would not appreciate the fact 
that Birdie is a Dutch New Englander! Like all other birdies ours has 
a wonderful voice, having sung with great success before Washington 
audiences many a time. Is this not recommendation enough? 

Of all the birdies ours might be said to most resemble the English 
Sparrow as she always has something to sputter and chatter about. 
But when there's nothing to trouble her Berta is one of the most quiet, 
sedate, serene and yet lovable of girls. 

RUTH SCOTT HAMER, North Adams, Mass. 

ALTHOUGH quiet and demure Ruth is one of the most dependable 
members of our class. She may be grouped among those noted 
for their fine art and, like some artists, she may be a little absent- 
minded for Could her mind have been elsewhere one fine 

morning when, sad to relate, she walked into Literature dressed in her 
cooking paraphernalia? 

Never mind, Ruth. Perhaps some day Well, ask the phone. 

NORA HELEN HANLEY, Pittsfield, Mass. 

AND here is Nora, our class basket Ball star, who won her fame by 
her high jumps and quickness. We were always sure of her 
being in the place where she was most needed. 

When she first entered Normal School her attention was much 
given to "Art," that being an outside attraction as well as part of her 

Later she moved to Pittsfield where she became very much inter- 
ested in the basket ball games and especially the dances following the 

Now we find Nora's interests centered elsewhere. While in 
North Adams, "Kelley" was an intimate friend of hers and now she 
has found another "Kelley " in Pittsfield. Whether the name or the 
weekly attendance at the Empire was the attraction is something which 
you will have to learn from Nora herself. 

We will always remember Nora, as our ever ready helper in what- 
ever we needed her; and we wish her great success as she begins her new 

X () K M A LO (i I E 


STELLA MARY HAWKINS, South Shaftsbury, Vt. 

JmL^'ELLV Mary Hawkins — class treasurer and general favorite with 
s^r both students and teachers. Fond of exciting stories — a rip 
roarin' old ghost story preferred. Possessed of a faculty for adapting 
herself to any and every condition or costume from a human ostrich 
or white rabbit, to a light footed Greek god. We all wish her good 
luck in the future, hoping that she will he as successful in her profession 
as she has been in teaching, for we all know she will never be an 0. M. 
after she leaves Normal. 


TCERE is one of our jolliest girls. No matter where you see Kit you 
Wj see h er sunny smile. Nothing ever worries her. She is always 
sure things will come out all right. 

It has always been a source of wonder to us that she has been so 
fond of "Jim" during her stay here and although she very seldom takes 
an active part in any of the games, she is a very enthusiastic basket- 
ball "Fan." 

Success has crowned everything she has undertaken thus far and 
we all hope it will follow her throughout the future. 


3F you can keep on studying when to all about you 
Mabel is telling about the "game"; 
If you can stay in school when that one taunts you, 

Rut keep on learning just the same; 
If you can listen to the "Dinn" of life and still be happy, 

Or hear about the moving pictures, but not go, 
Or having such a "Pal" don't seem to mind it, 
And yet don't miss a lesson, or miss show; 

If you can plug — and not make others think you do it; 

If you can get up and be at school at seven, 
If you can go to all the shows and dances 

And never think of being tired even, 
If you can bear to tell what you think of " Education " 

And stand up and say it again without fear, 
You are the girl that will surely get thru Normal, 

And which is more — you '11 be a success my dear. 




AH! Here is "Gert," one of the liveliest and jolliest girls in our 
class. She came to us from Drury Academy with the epithet 
of "the class baby", but in two years we have seen her develop from a 
giddy school girl into a "sedate" (?) and dignified "school-marm." 

In the gymnasium Gertrude distinguished herself, and her clever 
guarding and accurate throws in basket ball have been our pride and 

Not satisfied with the number and kind of friends she has made at 
Normal, Gertrude has been cultivating outside acquaintances of a 
different sort lately. 

Wherever she may go the class of 1913 wishes her success. 


AMONG the members of our class, 
We find this young, sweet, winsome lass, 
So full of life; so full of cheer, 
She is to all, a friend so dear. 

Oft at the quiet close of day, 
Far down the street she wends her way; 
When Father asks the reason why, 
"To church I'm goin, ' " she makes reply. 

But to the Bijou she will go, 
To sit with John in the front row; 
Next morn at one minute of nine, 
She slowly takes her place in line. 

Yet when she plays with us in "Gym," 
We always know we're sure to win, 
While at the game, we hear her call, 
"Ma-belle! Ma-belle! Throw me the ball!' 

You're small in size, yet large in heart, 
Is work or flirting your fine art? 
You're all right, Blondie, you're true blue, 
Farewell, Frances, good luck to you! 

X O R M A L () G U E 



TfMLA first came to "the house on the hill" from the Green Mountain 
>^r state as a vacation student, but in 1912 she became a member of 
our noted class and as such proved most loyal and true. 

Xot only does this "Fair child" stand in the first rank in her 
studies, but also in the other side of school life which takes the form of 
recreation, for in basket ball games she helped us win our victories. 
In her senior year another phase of her ability, her great executive 
power, was realized by the most successful way in winch she managed 
"The County Fair." Last but not least of her many accomplishments 
is singing. 

Lila always has a smile and an encouraging word for all who come 
her way, and when she leaves dear old Xormal in June she will go with 
the best wishes of her classmates and teachers. 

LOTTIE IDA LACEY, Pittsfield, Mass 

"Lucy" Lacey, so sweet and shy. 
Who came to us from Pittsfield High, 
Is one who works early and late, 
We all shall "Grant" she's quite sedate. 

Altho' we know her eyes are blue, 
To him with brown eyes she'll be true; 
For tho' she likes old X'ormal Hall, 
She hopes to join him in the Fall. 

On Friday nights she's sure to roam, 
To the dear old place she calls her home, 
But we can guess the reason why 
For Grant she has been known to sigh. 

On Monday she returns to school, 
To live again under the rule 
Of the "Dorm" life so still and strict 
Where Lottie plays her old time trick. 

Lucy, Lottie, may be your name, 

But to the class you're e'er the same, 

Whether you roam on land or sea 

You take best wishes from one nine, one three. 


N () R M A L G U E 

.MARY FRANCES LASHWAY, North Adams, Mass. 

TlTRANCES is very demure in appearance and always clothed in a 
*J' smile. Her blush is in perfect harmony with her flaxan hair and 
light blue eyes. 

Amidst the confusion and noise just before nine, Frances strolls 
into Assembly Hall. Did she stop to review the "Transcript" again? 
Girls, why does that paper have such charms for her? 

Even though she does not always have her lessons prepared for 
Monday, we feel sure she will be successful in whatever she may 
undertake after leaving Normal. 


MATTIE MAUD LESURE, North Adams, Mass. 

ATTIE, one of the charter members of our class, has been a con- 
scientious worker and faithful stand-by. 

Having taught before coining to Normal, she realized the impor- 
tance and difficulties of teaching and felt the need of special prepara- 
tion for this "noble" profession. 

She is so much in love with "Si" that she has a happy faculty of 
borrowing her neighbor's books and then forgetting that she has them. 
Never mind, Mattie, we know that your intentions were good and we 
wish you the best of success in your work. 

MARY THERESA MAHON, Pittsfield, Mass. 

T£YERY morning Mary, one of our quiet girls, wends her way from 
>^ Pittsfield to our Normal School, very seldom arriving before 
eight forty-five. 

Mary has shown her brilliancy in many ways especially in Mr. 
Murdoch's Education where she was the first to stand before the class 
with her broad shoulders and to look her mates in the eyes. 

Mary has been very successful at teaching and we hope she will 
continue so although we have our suspicions that she will be offered a 
position in "Martin's" store to sell "Dan" Cupid's arrows. 



MARJIE RUTH MALLERY, North Adams, Mass. 

A.RGIE is the girl who is noted for her many and varied accom- 
plishments. In "gym" she excels in fancy dancing and is 
always ready to show us a new step. Her merry laugh is well known and 
and is far reaching in its fame. As an entertainer at the piano she has 
helped ns pass many pleasant hours. 



jPYELYN Montague, our stately queen, comes to us from West 
« Hampton. She is not only very much liked by all of her own 
classmates, but members of the Junior class have been known to enjoy 
her society frequently. If you visit her room, you will always find 
Evelyn conscientiously engaged in studying or discussing some cur- 
rent topic. 

ANNA IDELLA MORRIS, Franklin, Mass. 

HVTAN, our basketball girl from Franklin, is one of the latest ad- 
~* ditions to our senior class. Coming as she has from the Provi- 
dence normal, she has acquired a great taste for theatricals. Just 
as there are codes in telegraphy and stenography, there are codes in 
theatricals from Nan's point of view, but they are changing constantly. 
Will someone ask her where "Code 'E' " is, just at present? 


NOR M A lo c; r E 



[EN all is quiet and still, 
Along the hall and stair — 
As though she were a wandering' cloud- 
A black haired girl draws near. 

"Who is it?" you anxiously ask — 
Why Ruth of Lenox, I mean, 

You know the one that pinches so, 
The one that makes you scream. 

She's of the quiet, generous sort, 
Industrious, loves to sew, 

Quite a housewife she would make, 
For "Doctor So and So." 

After dinner some like music, 

Others "rag-time" talk, 
But let Ruth get an evening paper, 

And she'll tell you to "take a walk." 

But we bear her no ill feelings 

For those dainty little pranks, 

And we hope as she leaves on her travels, 
She'll be foremost in the ranks. 

DOROTHY MURDOCK, North Adams, Mass. 

A LEADER indeed is fair Dorothy! Faithful has she been to the 
"one-three" class as well as to dear "Old Normal." 
(But, Dorothy, do you ever dream of books?) 
The greatest tribute we can pay her is that she is our principal's 
"own" daughter. 

Success is yours, class-mate! 

N () R M A L () G U E 


KATHRYN MARIE NASH, Cheshire, Mass. 

AND hero is "Kit", our Class President, whose bright and happy 
smile lias often cheered us. 

If you want the meaning of a word, go to "Kit," for she is our 
" Walking Dictionary." and is ever ready to impart such knowledge 
to those who wish il. 

She may also he called our "Psychological Shark," for she not 
only traced our ancestry for us, but also discovered our relation to the 

" Kit" is always pleased when the "Bill(s)" from Pittsfield arrive, 
but for further knowledge on this topic, we must speak with her alone. 

She is very well versed in educational work, " Dartmouth College, " 
being her favorite educational institution. 

" Kit " has ruled us as Senior President most successfully, and we 
hope that all her efforts in future life will be crowned with the same 
good success. 

SARAH ADA NETTLE TON, S toekbridge, Mass. 

JUDGING from her every-day appearance, one would say that Sarah 
was doing the work she was fitted for. But how well do we, who 
know her best, know what a mistake was made when she came to Normal 
School. For as an "actorine" one might well say she would rival 
those renowned favorites, Miss Dalton and Mr. Cody. As it is^now, 
we must be content to see her in private theatricals, doing love scenes 
with ardour that even Dorothy Dalton would envy. 

ALICE LUCILLE NORCOTT, North Stratford, N. H. 

TTTHAT dark girl with the pensive eyes? Why, that's Lucille! 
^* She hails from New Hampshire, and many and wonderful are 
the tales she tells of that wild country. 

She has no love for North Adams; in fact, many a time has she 
declared she "hates the old place," and wishes herself back in North 
Stratford. Still Pittsfield and Williamstown exert their call and when 
summer comes she loathes to go. 

Lucille is one of our best basket-ball players and when she is your 
guard, look out! She loves her chosen profession, and unless all signs 
fail, will make a brilliant success of it. 



ELLEN ELIZABETH O'BRIEN, Stockbridge, Mass. 


ETTY, though little, is active and wise, 

The baskets in gym she makes are sights for all eyes! 

She goes to bed early and rises up late, 
But on time to breakfast is always her fate! 

Her words bubble forth like a ne'er ceasing spring, 
And it's always from Betty we hear the right thing. 

RACHEL CLEORA PARSONS, Southampton, Mass. 

TrtACHEL is one of our girls who took a long time in deciding to 
^™ leave her home-town in order to spend two years at the "little 
yellow house on the hill" in order to become a teacher. Yet we did 
not blame her in the least, and now we feel certain she will never 
teach long enough to obtain a pension. 

Rachel is a fond lover of ice-cream and one who seems to never 
tire of it. She also is an ardent admirer of red neck-ties (when worn 
by others,) but we forbare to tell what she says when asked to wear 
one herself. 

Although we feel certain Rachel's career as a teacher will not be 
lengthy, yet we know it will be most successful. 


THERE'S to our popular representative of Dorchester, Mass., who 
Wj withstood for one year the duties of being Class President, but, 
in so doing, lost considerable of her avoirdupois. "Pokey" is sugges- 
tive only of her name, not of her great mental accomplishments in- 
cluding her ability to lead the third floor concerts at the Hall, and to 
set the hour for returning after vacation. We wonder what she thinks 
of punctuality now. 

N O R M A L O G U E 

MABELLE RUTH RAGUSE, Shelburne Falls, .Mass. 


YB Raguse, our Shelburne Falls girl, 

Is said by all with whom she walks 
To exceed the limit with her stalks. 

She is our star at basket ball, 

Because she is so very tall, 

And when she plays against the teachers 

They soon take seats upon the bleachers. 

We're always glad when ill a-bed 
To hear her never failing tread, 
Then she comes in to talk awhile, 
And always leaves us with a smile. 


AMONG the short girls of our class, 
Katherine Reilly will surely pass, 
Her eyes are blue, her hair is light, 
Her face with smiles is always bright. 

On Monday noon to gym she'll go 
To do the stunts we all love so, 
And when the hour hand points to three, 
The Highland Fling "Kit" does with glee. 

On Tuesday and on Friday night, 
She wends her way 'neath stars sobright 
To church, where all good people go, — 
You never see her at the show. 

The time is quickly drawing nigh 
When to the class she'll say "Good-bye." 
But "Kit" whene'er on land or sea, 
Good luck from seniors goes with thee. 




>^L 1 1 I . is fair, fat, and funny, 
^ She is sage, strong, and sunny, 
With the heaviest of troubles, 
She is always making bubbles. 

Neither man nor youth can phase her 
Nothing ever daunt or 'maze her; 
An army could stand, and face 
And not for worlds give up her place. 

There you have it snug and fat; 
That is how she looks things at! 
May she always see them so! 
And to teaching smiling go! 



ARY Robinson or better known as Molly, came to us from Ben- 
nington. The girl from the "Old Green Mountain State", 
entered freely into social life and school activities and drew about her 
a large circle of friends. Dancing and "500" and amusing" stunts" 
proved a diversion when she wearied of the development of the intel- 
lect. When school duties threatened to interfere with loyalty to her 
Alma Mater (Bennington) there was a collision — almost. Of course 
school should not be held on New Year's Day! Loyalty to school 
is highly commendable and we trust that Normal will become a second 
Alma Mater. We wonder why Molly is so interested in gymnastics. 
Some have hinted at an interest in baseball or a player. But we 
scorn the idea — for nothing less than a position as teacher of Folk 
Dancing or — possibly of Music, will satisfy the modest ambition of our 
classmate. But whatever her choice in life, we feel assured that 
Molly will be successful. 

JENNY ROSENBURG, North Adams, Mass. 

j^ENNY Rosenburg is a girl whom we shall always remember as the 
W one who recited "Nothing to Say, My Daughter," so many times 
and with such feeling that we were convinced that experience must be 
back of her dramatic rendering. 

Her sweet disposition and ever cheerful smile have made her a 
general favorite at school and we feel sure that she will be just as great 
a favorite with the children in that "country school" and, if we may be 
allowed to prophesy, those brown eyes of hers will surely bewitch the 
"youngest member of the school-board." 

NOR M A L () G U E 


HELEN RYAN, North Adams, Mass. 

AT three minutes of nine Helen is seen wending' her way past 
Mark Hopkins School, carrying the "Destiny of Man" under 
her arm. 

Although Helen is always quiet and unobtrusive, she dazzles the 
audience at the games with her long goal throwing. 

We know that Helen will be successful in teaching and the best 
wishes of the class go with her. 

ROSA ANNA SCHULTES, Great Harrington, Mass. 

MONG the members of our class 
Is this bright smiling lass 
And even in her greatest pain 
We ne'er did hear this girl complain. 


Ne'er was she known from task to fade 
Until she tried to make a shade. 
Long did she labor, but in vain, 
All her attempts did bring her pain. 

Though her ideals are high as steeples 
She has a fancy for short peoples, 
And often in her daily walks, 
She meets this friend to whom she talks. 

She loves to cook, she loves to saw 
But most of all she loves her "bow" 
When in the held of Life's long strife 
We know she'll prove a loving wife. 

CATHERINE SINNOTT, North Adams, Mass. 

/-JTATHERINE came to us from St. Joseph's and she has endeared 
^J' herself to all by her quiet and unassuming ways. Although she 
is considered a quiet girl by strangers those who know her well can tell 
you that she is always ready for a good time and to help others have 
one. The charm of her manner will always be remembered by those 
who came in contact with her here and we know the same will gain for 
her new friends wherever she goes. 





HIS young lady is one of our select Boston trio. One who is 
accustomed to hear her recite could never mistake her native 
town, for Leila is wondrous wise! But in spite of the fact that so much 
knowledge is hers, she manages to keep happy as her sunny smile 

If we might venture to guess, we would say that music is her 
hobby, for she delights in the joys of opera and of sympathy, — indeed 
so much so that she fairly revels in their reproduction on the Victor! 
Leila is also intensely athletic and has won renown as a basket-ball 

She is one of the illustrious Kindergarteners, and is so very fond of 
the work that she even takes it up in the summer-time. Such is 
ambition! Leila will take away with her the best wishes of the class 
and leave behind a memory which will long endure. 


flttt ARGARET, one of our most attractive and popular girls thought 
mJv\ twice before she chose the kindergarten course. If she follows 
this career she will render professional service to the community but 
those who know her feel that she has already rendered much public 
service in a commercial way, especially to ''Uncle Sam" and the 

LORA ANNIE WARD, Amherst, Mass. 

A GIRL of great fame is our "Laury," one of our Domestic Arts 
girls. Should she ever tire of her vocation we are sure she 
might become a second "Tetrazzini. " Great was our surprise at her 
"appearance" in the Old Folk's Concert. 




„<CL()M E call her Henrietta and some call her Margaret hut she answers 
s^r to both in her good natured way that everyone knows so well. 
She is "little, but oh - - my!" and is most entertaining when she 
talks because of the way she rolls her eyes. It is perfectly natural 
however, and I think all who know her will agree in this, as well as 
in the fact that she has never been heard to say a real cross word. 
We all hope she may have a school near Boston, to which she is so 
loyal and also wish her the best of good luck. 

\pFmrs) ^M 


A play based on the old Greek myth of "Endymion and Artemis. " 
Artemis, Queen of the Night and of the Hunt, and especial guardian of maidens, 
once saw Endymion, son of King Aeolus, and fell in love with him. She, thereupon, 
offered him immortality, if he would leave his home and come and join her train; and when 
he refused to forsake his earthly love, she threw him into an eternal sleep and carried 
him away to Olympus, where she could look upon his beauty and keep perpetual watch 
over him. 

ACT I. Scene — Outskirts of a forest at the foot of Mt. Olympus. 

ACT II. Scene — The same. 

ACT III. Scene — The same place the following day. 


Endymion, a prince 

Phyrnia, with whom Endymion is in 

Eumenides, friend of Endymion 

Kallisthenes, Eumenides' betrothed 

King Aeolus Endymion \s parents 

Queen Hermia 








1st Priest 
2d " 
3rc " 
1st Guard 
2d Guard 
A Page 
1st Lady 

Greek Maidens 

Greek Youths 

of Temple of Zeus 

Lila Krogman 

love Kathryn Nash 

Mabel Raguse 

Gladys Buck 

Dorothy Murdoch 

Evelyn Montague 

Lucille Norcott 

Henrietta Wells 

Margaret Smith 

Margie Mallery 

Maud Edson 

Mabel Flaherty 

Emma Robenstein 

Elsie Blanchard 

Gertrude Hurlburt 

Grace Burns 

Pauline Beadles 

Ruth Hamer 

Genevieve Cavanaugh 

Sarah Nettleton 

Katherine Reilly 

Mary Robinson 

40 X () R M A L () G U E 

2d Lady Catherine Holleran 
ARTEMIS goddess of the chase and of the moon and special 

guardian of maidens Margaret Pope 

Morpheus, god of sleep Leila Smith 

HerMES, messeng >r of the gods, Stella Hawkins 

1st Dryad Mabel Holleran 

in Margaret Carr 

3d " Era Grout 

4th " Ruth Chapel 

5th Nora Hanley 

1st Maiden Marion Donelson 

in Rachel Parsons 

3d Mary Gleason 

4tii Catherine Sinnott 

ARTISTIC settings, attractiYe girls in beautiful Grecian costumes, graceful dances, 
and pretty electrical effects, were all included in the play, "Endymion," which 
was given by the senior class of the state normal school in normal hall, X'orth 
Adams, May 23rd. The audience was delighted with the presentation of the pretty play, 
which is based on the Greek myth of "Endymion and Artemus. " It was entirely differ- 
ent from anything ever presented and was proclaimed the best given in recent years. 

The scenes showed the outskirts of a forest at the foot of Mt. Olympus. Phyrnia, 
with whom Endymion is in love, Eumenides, friend of Endymion, and his betrothed 
Kallisthene, are found in the forest surrounded by several Greek maidens and youths, 
enjoying an outing. Games are played and many pretty dances executed. Endymion 
arrives, but is notable to find Phyrnia, and tells his story of love to Eumenides, who then 
goes off to join the merry makers who have gone to the river bank. While Endymion is 
sitting alone in the forest, Artemus, goddess of the chase, appears and falls in love with 
him, and when he refuses to give up his love for Phyrnia, she calls Morpheus, God of 
Sleep, to weave a spell from which no one but she can W'aken him. Meanwhile Hermes 
comes to Morpheus and has the charm changed so that Endymion now may be awakened 
by any one that will be willing to give his or her dearest possession. Morpheus weaves 
her spell and scatters poppies in a circle into which Endymion walks and he falls into a 
heavy slumber. The merry makers returning to the forest find him, and Phyrnia, 
thinking he is dead, is unconsolable. Eumenides, rather than have his friend, Endymion, 
as a sacrifice to the goddess, offers Kallisthene, his betrothed and dearest possession, to the 
gods if they will restore Endymion. Meanwhile the spell is broken, Endymion is 

restored to Phyrnia and Artemus appears and proclaims her good will to Endymion and 
once more joins Eumenides and Kallisthene. 

The cast was drilled by Miss M. L. Baright of the Normal faculty, while the 
dances were taught by Miss Grace Purcell. Miss Edna Feeley of the Senior class played 
for the dances, while between the acts a fine program of music was given by Mrs. Harry 
Marshall, violinist, and Miss Ruth Bartlett, pianist. 







Gladys L. Hick V. Smith 
Elsie M. Blanchard 
Marjie R. Mallery 

Secretary and Treasurer 


Katherine Bagnall 
Mary Bousfield 
Margaret Browning 
Jessie R. Campbell 
Margaret E. Cark 
Edna T. Feeley 
Bertha H. Findlay 
Bertha Hackebeil 
Stella M. Hawkins 
Marion L. Hutchings 
Evelyn Kellogg 

Lila F. Krogman 

E. Ruth McDonald 

Anna I. Morris 

Kathryn Nash 

Rachel C. Parsons 

Emma P. Robenstein 

Margaret L. Smith 

Clara M. Spencer 

Elya M. Stratford 

Kathryn Streeter 

Nina L. Sturteyant 

Normal (Hall 


50 NOR M A L () G U E 

(Sbr Qlluh Notes 

^JfHERE were but few of us left to rally at Miss Senile's call for our first glee club 
f|L meeting this year. We missed the old members and were glad to welcome the 
^"^ new. 

Rehearsals began at once with those time honored "up and down by loo" 
exercises. The usual suggestions of "open your mouths, girls," were given, and only Miss 
Searle knows how much good they did. 

With trembling knees, but smiling faces we marched in, on the evening of April 
4, to render the results of our efforts. Altho it was raining out of doors, we found a goodly 
number assembled and did our best. The program was somewhat varied by the solo 
sung by one of our gifted junior members, Marion Hutchings; the accompaniment with 
her violin of Emma Robenstein for Hoffman's "Boat Song" and a double quartet. 
How the latter worked to make the dog bark in "The Little Dog Barked," only they can 
tell you. At least we know that he (or shall we say they) barked in the end. 

Mrs. Marshall's work was as delightful as ever. We appreciate her efforts to 
make our concert a success. 

However, it is to Miss Searle that we turn with heart-felt gratitude for her 
faithful service spent in our behalf. What would ever have become of our club if it 
hadn't been for her cheerful "Why of course you can do it girls," we tremble to think. 
We wish to thank her for her interest and careful planning, her encouragement and her 
apparent faith in us. 

— Gladys L. Buck 


ifMNASIUM! That most bewildering of names! Do you remember the first 
day in "gym?" How we gazed with astonishment at one another, from our 
feet up to our heads? We started immediately to learn those most beloved 
exercises, which, we were told by our energetic physical director, would make us strong 
and perfect ladies. Going up and down vertical ladders; climbing up and sliding down 
vertical and oblique ropes, were practised so diligently and patiently, both in "gym" 
and in our dreams, that, before we received the distinguished name of "Seniors", we 
showed the world our wonderful ability in the athletic line. 

Can you recall those delightful walks we used to take last fall? All the dis- 
tinguished places of North Adams; the Five Roads; Windsor Lake; Natural Bridge and 
the Tunnel, held open doors for our entrance. Hark! Did I hear a faint echo of the 
word, Bijou? That surely was one of North Adams' distinguished and widely known 
places; but, we won't say a word about that, for, no matter where our sprightly steps 
led us, we were always eager to return to the candy stores and our homes. 

"What team are you going to bet on today, Miss Skeele? Bet on the side with 
the red markers, they always win. No. Bet on the blue side." These, and many 
other such familiar words were heard in the gymnasium on "gym" days; and it may be 
said right here and now, that whether the red markers were magic ones or whether they 
were just plain lucky ribbons, it is a positive fact that the side, which wore the red markers 
always had the pleasure of lowering the colors of the blue team. 

It was with great pleasure that one evening the Juniors, 1914, lined up against 
the Seniors, 1913, for the annual Senior and Junior basket-ball games. We had heard 
a great deal about the Juniors' playing. What good guarders they were; (and to be sure 
they did teach us some new methods of guarding.) What great basket shooters they 
were; but, what did we care? Were we not better all around players than they? Of 
course. And so it was with great confidence that we took our places on the floor and 
faced our opponents. 

The whistle blew. The ball was thrown up into the air, and play started. 
W e were gradually losing during the game, but we at no time lost a bit of confidence in 
ourselves, until at the close of the game, we, the Senior Class of 1913, had to leave the 
floor acknowledging the fact that we had been defeated. 

From this time on, we determined to practice more in basket-ball, and our 
games later showed the result of this practice. 




<@> <§> 

SIRING the Senior year, the basket ball girls organized themselves into two teams 
known as the Taconics and the Berkshires. The Taeonic team was composed 
of members of the class belonging to the dormitory. The Berkshire team was 
composed of town girls. 

Taconics Berkshire 

Raguse Norcott 

Krogman Ryan 

Pope Edson 

Hawkins Flaherty 

Smith Hanley 

We did not play the regular game of basket-ball, but we put before the public 
a new game, wherein each team was entitled to three fourths of the floor. Some of the 
rules of the game are as follows: the goal of each team is changed after every basket shot. 
A basket counts two points; a foul one point. The game is very interesting and we 
do not get so fatigued by covering only three fourths of the floor as we would by covering 
the entire floor. Other games played were, Stationary Basket Ball and Double Goal. 
Dances were also given and enjoyed. 

While in our Junior year we won many loyal allies to the cause of Woman's 
Suffrage, and it was in the following manner that they showed their spirit. 

Two teams were got up with Seniors and Juniors on each team. The teams were 
the Anti-Suffragettes and the Suffragettes. The gymnasium was trimmed with large 
posters of "Votes for Women", and a mascot dressed in green and purple, otherwise 
recognized as Odna Monat, ushered the visitors to their seats. The program for the 
evening included, Basket-ball, End Ball, and Dances. As we all know the success of the 
Suffragette movement in this country so far, it is needless to say, they were not success- 
ful in the games. 

The Basket Ball lineup was as follows: 

Anti-Si(ffragettes Suffragettes 

Allen Blanchard 

'Brien Hanley 

Tower Roach 

Norcott Hawkins 

Brown Loom is 

Gelinas O 'Shea 

Score: Anti-Suffragettes 8, Suffragettes 5. Baskets: Roach, Loomis, Tower. 
O'Brien, Brown, Gelinas. Free try: Roach. Time, 10 minutes. Referee, Miss Skeele. 

\ () R M A [,() (J l E 


There is no need to say how much pleasure we derived from our games, and we 
feel that besides all the fun we had, we have secured something from our physical train- 
ing which will be a benefit to us when we are far away from the normal school. As for 
patient Miss Skeele. We cannot render enough thanks to her for her untiring work in 
our behalf, and it will be with great zeal, that we enter into the physical and athletic 
training of our future pupils, always keeping our beloved instructor in mind. 

And so, it is without hesitation that I say, the memory of our "gym" days 
will always he among the most pleasant pleasures which it has been our good fortune to 
enjoy while at the Normal. 

Nora H. Hartley 



dltmtnr ffrar g>ppt?mhrr 1311, 31mt? 1912 

Words of advice from Miss Pearson: 

Always keep in mind the part principles: balance, rhythm, harmony. Having 

these you have a work of art. 

Observe the beauties of nature. 

You may borrow my compass, but I'd rather you had your own. 

Remembrances of Miss Searle: 
Be very observant. 
See me at once. 
What is the unit of measure? 
Solve it by unitary analysis. 
We observe with our eyes and not with our lips. 
Throw out your voice. Send it toward the steeple. 

Words of advice from Mr. Guss: 

Girls, be sure and wear your rubbers. 

Soil is not dirt. 

Remember girls, horses don't pull, they push. 


Mr. Smith — "Why is the answer that Physical Geography should come last 

Miss Hamer — "Because it doesn't come first." 

A woman's answer "Because." 

Mr. Smith— "What does the date 1492 stand for?" 
Miss Krogman — "The Landing of the Pilgrims." 

Mr. Smith — "We raise most of the farm implements in this country." 
"I do, I reallv think so." 

Mr. Smith — "In teaching a map, how would you make the children see dirt?" 
Pupil — "Show a map covered with dust." 

Why did Kit Holleran suggest the electric "Fan"? 
Kit, why not use a telephone "Jimmy"? 


Eighth grade pupil to Miss Flaherty, "Do we send an ambassador to Alghanis- 

Where is it Mabel? 

A Urn rrmarka from tfje flHyrijalngg Ollaas 

Mr. Murdoch — "Have you found out your relation with the stars?" 
Miss Nash — " We are made of the same material as the stars, therefore are 
related to them. " 

Mr. Murdoch (to class) — "Any questions?" 
Miss Hulburt— " Why don't we shine?" 

Mr. Murdoch — "Did you ever see a plant like parasite you enjoyed?" 
Miss Donelson — "Yes — the mistletoe." 

Mr. Murdock — "Why has the camel a hump?" 
Miss Boorn — "To carry water." 

Mr. Murdock — "When children are rebellious, for what are they begging?" 
Miss Donelson — "A whipping." 

Mi. Murdock — "How old is your mind?" 
M. Holleran — "As old as you are." 

Miss Waterman — "How many of you are not here?" 

(grammar, ICtteratttrr an& HraMtuj 

Miss Baright — "Show that the author wishes us to feel admiration for Sir 

Miss Carr (reads passage) 

Miss Baright — "You show more pity than admiration for the man. " 

closet ? ' 

Miss Baright — " In the sentence, 'The book is in the closet'; what is in the 

Miss Hanley — "The book." 

Miss Baright — "What gender is 'dear'?" 

Miss Kelley — "Neuter gender." 

Miss Baright — "Wouldn't you rather have it masculine?" 


Miss Baright — Wliere are you supposed to he standing when reading about a 
high mountain? 

Miss Grout — On your toes. 

Miss Krogman naming stories she has read said, "And I have almost finished 
'My Friend the Doctor'." 

Don't be too hard on him Lila. 


M is. Couch — She was absent all day Wednesday in the morning. 

Miss Murdock — What is something that is ridiculous? 

Sixth grade girl (casting a glance at a student's skirt) replied, 'Hobble skirts.' 

Arithmetic students may inquire of Mary Gleason concerning the "Unitarian 

Analysis. " 

Elaine Cavanaugh — Those must be Jersey cows. 

Lottie Lacey — Perhaps, but they look more like registered cows to me. 

Miss Knowlton (to Misses Nash and Holleran) — You'd better put that salad 
on two dishes. 

Miss Nash (looking fondly at the salad) — It seems a shame to spoil it. 

Mr. Guss — What advantage is there in putting salt on cabbages? 
Miss Blanchard — If it should rain it would pickle the worms. 


^> ^ <^ ^ ^> ^ <§><§><§> ^> ^<§><^ <3^ < 

I ♦ 


I % lallnt I 

Unman Duty to iFtgljt for 
tiy^ lallnt 

aT is natural for woman to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes 
against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into 
beasts. Is this the part of wise women, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for 

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of ex- 
perience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past; and, judging by the 
past, I wish to know what there has been in the manner in which the men who govern 
have treated us to justify the hopes with which conservative women have been pleased 
to solace themselves. Is it the manner with which our petitions have been lately re- 
ceived? It cannot be for they have been received with sarcasm and ridicule. 

Let us not deceive ourselves, Sisters. Our cause is just and we must stand by 
it. Why should foreigners who come into this land merely for the sake of getting riches 
not having our interests at stake, be allowed after just a brief time to have a part in the 
control of this great nation when women who have always lived here and who love this 
country can only sit by passively and merely give a bit of advice to a husband who, 
thinking that a woman, because she is a woman, can not understand big problems, goes 
and casts his ballot to suit himself and oftentimes where he can get the most pecuniary 
benefits, forgetting that his wife and children have to abide by the laws which he helps 
to make? They may be good laws but there are many which are beneficial only to men 
and which we ought to oppose and down. 

Why should men who have not a cent in the world have a voice in the govern- 
ment when a woman and property-holder is compelled to say nothing, put aside her own 
feelings, and help to support that government which may be detrimental to her best 

They, our esteemed brothers, tell us that it would be unwomanly to go to the 
polls and vote, but, I say, what can be more womanly than to demand justice? 

Why is it a woman's place to remain shut within four walls and rock the cradle 
while her husband spends his spare moments with the crowd talking politics? A woman 
is not given a chance to learn things and then is chided because she is ignorant of the ways 
of government. Once given an opportunity, she would show her colors. 

Sisters, we must think of some way to impress on the minds of these men 
that we are capable and that we ought to be allowed a voice in this, our government. 
But what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sisters, we have been 
trying that for the last number of years. 

Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find 
which have not been already exhausted? Let us deceive ourselves no longer. We have 
petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated. Our petitions have been 



slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our suppli- 
cations have been disregarded. 

Shall we, then, quietly submit and say that we can do nothing? Sisters, if we 
wish to be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we 
have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in 
winch we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to 
abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I 
repeat it, we must fight! An appeal to arms is all that is left us. 

They tell us that we are weak but when shall we be stronger? Will it be the 
next week — or the next year? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? 
Sisters, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which have been placed 
in our power. 

Our brave women, armed in the just and noble cause of suffrage will be invincible 
under any means which these men can use against us. The battle is not to the strong 
alone; it is to the active, the brave. Besides, Comrades, we have no election. If we 
were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no 
retreat but in submission. What would our dear and daring leaders who are now starv- 
ing in the cruel prisons for this our cause say, if we retreat? No, Sisters, the war is 
inevitable; and let it come! I repeat it, let it come! 

It is in vain to extenuate the matter. Some may cry peace! peace! but there 
is no peace. The war is actually begun! Our sisters are already in the field! Why 
stand we here idle? What is it that gentlewomen wish? What would they have? Is 
life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of quiet submission? Forbid 
it! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me my rights, or give 
me death. 

— Stella M. Hawkins 


Against Unman ^nffragp 

^ti'F is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope but is it natural for woman 
11 to engage in the practice of casting the ballot? 

We admit that some of our states in the union, today, allow woman suffrage, 
thereby proposing to change their government but what good results are to come from 
it? A woman's place is in her home, not at the polls and when she should be at home 
attending to her household duties she should not be elsewhere engaging vigorously in the 
affairs only of men. 

Can you conceive of any thing more outrageous today than to read each night 
in the papers of the doings of suffragettes in other countries; England, for example? 
Could there be a more dreadful sight than to see hundreds of women thronging through 
the busy streets of London on their way to the polls? Aside from that, think of the 
expense, harm, and amount of time put into their disastrous attempts to make women 
superior to men in regard to voting. 

You ask what do the suffragettes gain from their most laborious struggle ? 
What is ever gained, either good or bad, that must be fought for in such a way as to 
menace every person in a community? Indeed, if women should at some future time 
secure full control of the government it would be changed materially in a way degrading 
and destructive to all who have the misfortune of being ruled or living under their unjust 
and foolish laws. 

— Frances M. Barrett 

NORM A L C, V K 61 


(&aab ®tm?H at ©anmtr Ifall 


"This world is so full of a number of things, 
I am sure we should all be as happy as kings. " 

, UR strenuous life here at Taconic Hall has been made very enjoyable by many 
parties, dances, and entertainments. Surely, these social functions will never 
be forgotten by the students of the Normal School. 

The faculty pleased us exceedingly when they presented their original play 
entitled, "The Model Rural School." The students have never realized before what 
dramatists were among their instructors. In the teacher we had one possessing all the 
characteristics of a progressive pedagogue of the twentieth century and the pupils were 
exceptional children as one would expect under such supervision. 

Our teachers were very generous to us and entertained us again royally on St. 
Valentine's Day with an evening with scenes from Dickens which were enjoyed by all 
the girls. 

Then it was our turn to return these pleasant evenings which we did in the form 
of a minstrel show. We that were in it enjoyed the play and our audience appeared to 
also. This ended our Taconic Hall entertainments for the year for then the work of 
commencement started. 

We all wondered our senior year what our Valentine's party would be and were 
delighted with a trip to Europe by aid of the radioscope and talks by various teachers who 
had visited this interesting place. This was followed by a pleasant evening spent in 

Then there came that time when excitement reigned through out the corridors 
because of something Dame Rumor had said. How the girls talked in subdued tones, 
"Could it be possible that this the 'impossible' was true?" Yes, the inevitable had 
occurred; for, at last, we were to be given a series of real "men dances "preceded by clever 
entertainments. The first one was a farce entitled "Alice in Wonderland. " The play 

was very skillfully presented and heartily appreciated by all. One could not help but 
imagine himself in wonderland to see the various animals promenading abou t. The 
next treat was a series of "Living Pictures" portraying scenes of spring. Never before 
did we realize what beautiful impersonations of this exquisite season were in our midst. 
The third entertainment was in the form of a colonial party where we were entertained 
by a group of courtly ladies who performed with graceful dignity the stately measures 
of the dances of those old colonial times. This was followed by the usual dancing which 
had only started when to our dismay the strains of "Home Sweet Home" were borne 
to our ears for these entertainments were to close in a business like way promptly at ten 
o'clock, and thus were brought to a close the long look-forward-to entertainments. 

Here's to good old Taconic Hall! 

May these jolly times spent within her walls linger pleasantly in the memory 
of us all. 



/-fT LASS of 1912! We gather here today — your day — our hearts stirred as never 

\w I Junior hearts were stirred before. We come to reveal our pride in you, to express 

our deepest gratitude; to show for you that love and affection that Old Normal 

has ever established among her daughters; to tell you all this, and then to say — farewell. 

But e'er that final word is said, tarry here a moment to hear the Juniors' tale. 
Learn why our pride in you; why our gratitude and love. It was at the tennis tourna- 
ment, early in the fall, that first we realized the full significance of that word — senior; 
and saw that your condescending manner was well warranted. 

Then came the gymnasium meet. Again you carried off the honors, and again 
we suffered sad defeat. How you did make basket after basket! Why, in double goal, 
our girls but fourth in line, had scarce received the ball, when cheering told another 
point for them ! Never had we seen such playing. 

But, pardon, if I ask, who won the contest guessing names that day? Was it 
not the Juniors? Now this leads me to believe one of two things — either, you considered 
.us too insignificant to tax your brains in learning our names, or the Juniors are a far more 
observing, more attentive, in fact, a more mentally agile body than their esteemed elders. 
However this may be, in athletics, you stand far ahead! — our "Elizabeths" and " Mary 
Janes" have made a record at Normal not to be forgotten — a record that future classes 
will find hard to break. 

Would not this athletic prowess alone be sufficient to justify our pride in you? 
But you had so many other accomplishments! We heard you in the Glee Club. We 
saw you actually teaching in the grammar school. What to a Junior could place you 
on a more exalted plane! Then, too, those wonderful creations that used to come from 
Miss Schuyler's sewing rooms. Each day, soon after four o'clock, we were always sure 
of seeing at least one senior enter assembly hall, so unconscious of that wreath of roses 
twined about her hair. To the Juniors fell the duty of marvelling over the exquisite 
beauty, and of exclaiming: "You didn't do it all yourself!" 

Great as our pride in you had been, not until the night of the class play, did it 
reach its culmination! The eagerness with which we look forward to seeing it again 
expresses our appreciation. 

Those first few weeks, we knew so little and you were seniors and knew so very 
much. We did get mixed up about the rooms, it is true, in fact, about everything else 
as well — and you laughed, but as the time approaches for us to welcome other Juniors, 
we begin to see things from a senior point of view, and forgive everything. Yes, even the 
way you aired your knowledge of psychology, and practiced its precepts upon us. While 
we can never forget our chagrin at having our every chance remark, analyzed and cut to 
pieces, still we freely forgive, for we have a feeling we may do likewise when our chance 



You were most accommodating in answering all of our questions. Problems, 
the most perplexing to us, in your hands, became simple indeed. We began to ask 
each other: Can there be a single thing these seniors do not know? Finally, one day, we 
discovered it! There lived, there walked among us, a senior who did not know the 
difference between enthusiasm and animation. Joy at our discovery, soon changed to 
grief! It was tragic to realize that one who so soon would be instructing the youth of 
our land, was in darkness concerning this most vital matter. Would such ignorance 
ever admit of a sufficient understanding of her pupils to insure success? 

Perhaps, no kind act of yours made a greater impression upon us than the way 
in which you shared with us, those delicious tarts and sweethearts. Ever dear to the 
heart of a Junior, will be the memory of that Senior, who in those early days of shyness, 
heeded the hungry, longing look. 

Thoughts of these and the many good times we have enjoyed together, return 
to us as the day of separation draws near. We shall miss you sadly seniors. Yet, we 
would not bid you stay. We know how anxious you are to grasp the opportunities before 
you. And as you go, be assured that the best wishes of the Junior Class go with you! 

— Mary Gleason 

■■■ ■•■'-■'■■---■ 

IjtHtflry of ttje (Elaaa nfl 9 1 3 ^^ 

!■ ) ■ , ■ UVV) P '>" 111' n i mMi'fil" i n ! ■' I ■ I ■ i u i"U..)..Mi" i u i i i . i « i n.; i . ii n i .[ " . i"! UV""" ' " l"^ "M 

^^f EARLY two years ago our class — and a very good looking one at that, as we were 
t--\^ soon informed by our honored faculty — found itself here at Normal. It was first 
quite bewildered by Mr. Murdock's chapel talk in which he gave us the startling 
news that we would have no books to study. We were then precipitated into the 
geometry class. Miss Searle immediately asked us to describe the simplest roof form 
as we would to a small child. Delighted by the apparent simplicity of her request we 
confidently began. But after fifteen minutes search for words simple enough, and being 
reduced to the proper subjection we gave up in despair. Once out of class we talked it 
over. "Well, how do you do it anyway?" "Blest if I know." "Say, girls, do you 
suppose she can do it?" And we have been wondering ever since. 

After being properly introduced to Mr. Guss' class we were given a hammer, 
a bottle of acid, and then Mr. Guss took out that small note book which he always carries 
and which apparently must contain by this time our entire class history. 

"Um-a- does anyone know where Miss Carr is? Urn- Now, young ladies, be 
sure and wear your rubbers for the weather looks threatening." 

Then we sallied forth. Many were the walks we took thus armed, — with Mr. 
Guss striding on ahead calling — "Step lively, young ladies, you can't afford to miss 
anything." You ask what we learned? When the acid is poured on ("Just a drop is 
enough, young ladies") some rocks will "fizz" and some won't, altho which will and 
which won't I never can quite remember. 

The seniors now gave us a reception and we — to show our appreciation and 
general good will tendered them a most novel and scary Hallowe'en party. 

Then came the first of our famous class meetings where all the girls to demonstrate 
their class spirit and ability talked at once, and where all order and reason fled in terror. 
Nevertheless from the midst of chaos we showed our good sense by making "Poky" 
our president. 

In Drawing class, we learned to keep our eyes open to the values, how to make 
color scales, how to dress harmoniously with our complexion and strangely enough what 
color schemes to use for home decoration! 

Music class struck terror to many hearts for here we quaked and shook at the 
sound of our own voice singing all soul alone, before the whole class which seemed to 
increase in size with every note we attempted. Reading class at first seemed a joke 
with its 1-2-3-4-5 — 1 -£-2-3-4, and goo goo goo goo goo goo goo Goo GOO; and again its 
stories such as how Funny Fanny fried fickle Frank five finey fish. But when we came 
to telling fables the joke was turned. With trembling knees and quaking voices we told 
stories of fairies, beautiful princesses and brave princes. We dramatized them and heaved 
sighs of relief when we all got to the place where they live happily ever after. 

N () R M A LO (J l K 65 

In wood work we accomplished wonders and in Miss Lamphier's domain we 
acquired a wholesome respect for a cane seated chair. 

With the proper weather conditions came Mr. Murdock's yearly exposition 
of the use of coats, put on, and the frivolity of draped sweaters worn between Taconic 
Hall and the Normal school. 

Spring found us all in the garden with Mr. Guss, and heard his admonition " Water 
with a rake young ladies." To lis the garden holds many mysteries, for how can it be 
that beans spring up where you know you planted lettuce, and lettuce flourishes in the 
midst of your flowers. But Mr. Guss only assures us that "iim-a- plants never tell lies, 
young ladies." How we scorned the smiles of our senior friends, and the wondering 
looks of the passers-by, and raked with renewed vigor under the scorching sun. 

Of the many happenings at Taconic Hall I can tell but little. Strange whis- 
perings of rooms turned upside down, of mid-night spreads, of closets used as places for 
mid-night study, of solemn house meetings, and of ghost story parties held in the middle 
of the dread, black night come to me, but the particulars, if known, I dare not relate. 

The next fall found most of us back in those coveted seats in the back of the 
chapel. After the usual senior reception we were given a delightful Hallowe'en party 
by the juniors, where ghosts, clowns and Indians abounded. 

Mr. Smith, the new member of our faculty, immediately won our admiration 
and affection by his ever smiling face, his jovial good humor and his strong adheranee 
to the cause of woman suffrage. 

And now' another of our illustrious class meetings was called. "Poky" having 
resigned, Kathryn Nash was elected president. 

But at this time that dreaded terror was upon us — teaching. We thought 
teaching, dreamed it, planned it, and then — tremblingly went entirely contrary to all 
we had thought, dreamed and planned. How the scraping of the teacher's pencil as 
she swiftly wrote our criticisms sent the shivers up and down our backs. 

Soon the whole school was disturbed with political discussions. Wilson, Roose- 
velt and Taft buttons and badges were seen on all sides. Roosevelt came to town, and 
it is whispered that many went to those awful moving pictures, even borrowing the 
money for it, in order to secure good seats to hear him. Finally on election day all the 
suffragettes in the senior class cast a ballot, having previously been to the poles to see how 
it was done. Great was the elation of some when Mr. Wilson won. 

Mr. Smith has taken us on many pleasant walks where w y e learned how to throw 
stones, climb gravel beds and keep track of time. 

Heralded by Mr. Guss the hens and roosters welcomed us at the poultry show, 
as did the cows at Mr. Briggs' and the city farm. How much w-e enjoyed being wel- 
comed we are unable to express. 

Mr. Smith and Miss Skeele next planned a walk whereby they could distinguish 
the dead beets from the rest of the class. We are wondering why they were found with 
the beets. 

Mr. Murdock's class in Education w r as approached with fear and trembling. 
Here we learned a wholesome respect for apes and monkeys, such as is not always held 
toward our more closely connected relatives. 

Four other events marked our senior year. One of these w r as the three enter- 
tainments given by the teachers, to which real live men were actually allowed to come. 
The next — the Child's Welfare Exhibit where we were asked to explain, flies, lunches 


and toys and not to talk to the boys. The other two were the County Fair given by our 
class in the "gym" and the Old Folk's Concert. It is said that the lemonade sold at 
the former had a curious effect upon Mr. Smith, while Mr. Murdock compared it to rag- 
time music, but we noticed he enjoyed the side shows. 

We have learned many things here at Normal, such as our relationship to the 
apes, arguments for and against woman suffrage, what an ideal teacher is like, (and all for 
$10.00 a week,) a few have learned the graceful art of jigging and flying from Mrs. Graves, 
while another few now know the proper place for alarm clocks when visitors are about. 
We all now have for our loftiest ambition the school on the top of Florida mountain; 
for have not all our honored faculty from the beginning of our course held it constantly 
I efore us, and labored diligently to prepare us for it. 

Commencement is upon us and it is with mingled feelings of happiness and 
sadness that we pass to that work which lies beyond. 

— Gladys L. Buck 


(ElaaH -propljrrtt. 

« uw^l'^'P'r'H^'M 



( N a beautiful day in the autumn of 1923, while I was spending my leisure hours in 
the ancient city of Athens, its many beauties and wonders charmed me. Each 
hour, new delights came to me as I wandered about its historic buildings. On 
this particular day, I was taken to see the ruins of the famous galley, the Argo, in which 
Jason carried off the Golden Fleece. There was the wonderful figure head, cut from the 
branch of the "talking oak." My guide was particularly proud in telling me of the 
talking qualities of the figure. 

I sat down before it and it was not long before I was looking at it intently, as 
Jason had done, and repeating these words, "Child of the Talking Oak," I whispered, 
"can you tell me what has become of my friends of a decade ago?" Then, to my great 
amazement, it repeated the following story of the wonderful class of 1913. 

Katherine Nash, your faithful class president, continues to hold her high office, 
but this time she is president of a household. Each afternoon, she sits drowsily watching 
the ships coming in at Cheshire Harbor. 

Mary Bousfield, who not only charmed her classmates by her musical talent 
but also her friend at Amherst, having completed her course in Domestic Arts at the 
normal school, has commenced a special course of "sweethearts" at Amherst under the 
close observation of Mr. Blake. I wonder if he made the suggestion? 

Marion Donelson and Lora Ward who gave up their work in elocution, and who 
settled down as home makers, have been using their well developed voices i n giving cur- 
tain lectures to an audience of one. 

Miss Bicknell and Miss Mary Cummings are matrons of a girls' dormitory at 
Columbia. Mary is lenient toward her charges, in all things except for strict observance 
of study hour, recreation periods, pillow fights and dog chases. 

Pauline Beadles has accepted a position in the west as principal of a building 
where plumbing apparatus is continually out of order. I wonder why crayons were 
found in the sink pipes and the same plumber alwsys responded to her call? But why 
need Pauline care? 

Era Grout and Henrietta Wells have found at last the remedy which makes 
people grow tall. They have attained the height of six feet two inches. (Quite a 

change!) No wonder we read the sign, "Grow tall by inches!" 

Leila Smith, our great suffragette, is following the good work of Emmeline 
Pankhurst. As yet she has had to serve no time for confiscating property, but soon she 
will exhibit her fine gymnastic abilities to advantage. 

Mary Gleason, who has now attained sufficient knowledge in Zoology to war- 
rant her specializing in it, has long been holding an honored position among the faculty 
of her Alma Mater. 

08 N O R M A L O G U E 

Lila Krogman and Dorothy Murdock have become matrons of a dormitory, 
which is connected with a Normal School for Boys. Dorothy, in her simple way, is 
teaching them sewing and Lila, from her point of view, is teaching the pupils short, and 
certain methods of cooking. 

Margaret Carr, together with her assistants Lucille Norcott, and Margaret 
Smith, is having trouble with the superintendent because she thinks there are too many 
holidays during the term. (The girls felt the same way about holidays at Normal, 
especially "gym" days!) 

Four of my dear classmates, who were inseparable during days at old normal, 
are still inseparable. These girls, Elaine Cavanaugh, her sister Genevieve, Grace Burns 
and Sarah Nettleton have become very serious since we saw them last, and most of 
their time is taken up in leading the society of Boston. 

Here, the oak paused as if to recall some one's name, but after a minute's 
hesitation, I heard it whisper "Monny!" Yes, Monica was teaching in the first grade 
on Florida Mountain. She had selected the poem " Pittuy-Pat " and "Tippy-Toe" 
to read to the children, but the name "Pat," which suggested days gone by, made her 
lonesome, so she omitted the reading. 

If a body meet a body comin' thru the Rye 'an (Ryan) Hark! What 

melodious sounds! Can it be Katherine Sinnott singing? Certain, it is! See, the last 
words make her smile too! I wonder what they suggest? Perhaps by 1930, the veil 
of mystery shall be lifted. 

Jenny Rosenburg has engaged the last seat in the car for the school term at 
Broad Brook, so that she can converse with the conductor. Why, Jenny, what's the 
matter? When did you start that habit? 

For five long, happy years, Frances Kelly has been joined to John by chemical 
affinity. The relation between them is growing stronger and nearer however, and we 
would not he surprised if they would go into partnership soon. But this is no wonder, 
nay, it is an open secret. 


You can break your sides laughing! Come one and All!" 
These words warn us of the coming of the world famous comedians Hawkins, Feeley, 
Mallery, Buck, playing under the name of "The Great Side Splitting Quartet." 

Maud's literary ability has at last been appreciated. The popular N. Y. 
Tribune offers her a position at forty dollars per week. She has accepted and has become 
the great editor of "Every miscellaneous topic under the sun!" 

Mary Robinson, the great Bible quoter is preaching on : " Immoral Amusements, " 
"Evils of Dancing" and the "Reward of Perseverance and Obedience" to her fellow men 
in Africa. 

Your class of 1913 is to be represented in still another field because Margaret 
Pope and Ruth Hamer have posed as modern artists. At a very enormous salary, they 
have been commissioned to paint candle shades for the cathedral at Rome. 

Elsie Blanchard has given up her teaching in the district school, where in former 
years, she saw and related so many of their practical processes and is now taking a special 
course of study in the fields. Elsie always enjoyed "Nature" work! We hope no "mal" 
will come to her. 

N () R M A LO (i I E 69 

Rachel Parsons remained nine and one half years in her model rural school, 
until some one came to Hook her (Hooker). We should not he surprised at tins, as 
Hooker used to he the principal word in Rachel \s vocabulary. 

Frances Lashway and Helen Ryan are talking very seriously with the superin- 
tendent. It' any one should listen carefully for a moment, we would find out, altho they 
do not screech now, that these girls cannot get along without a shower hath in their 

Mafcelle Baguse on the stage! Yes, she is a world renowned tight rope walker 
and acrobat ! 

Katherine Reilley las not yet entered a convent, but many of her evenings 
are spent in church. We do not wonder that she may change her mind and enter the 
circle of matrimony. 

Evelyn Montague so refined and so quiet, is to pose as the modern prima donna, 
having given up her work as an orator. 

Gertrude Galusha has been seen each afternoon canvassing Bordeau Mixture 
and spray pumps to farmers of Williamstown. Praise to her instructors along this line! 

Berta Hackebeil has wandered to Central Africa. Here she is doing fine work 
teaching the natives how to embroider and hemstitch. 

Ruth Morrison has accepted a position at Lenox. She, like many of the down 
county girls, has grown very fond of blue eyes. For this reason, "Doc" continues to 

Anna Morris taught five years in a graded school where normal methods were 
unheard of, after which time, one of her many, handy cousins came to the front and 
rescued her. 

Having grown fond of lilies ("Lily's") Mabel Flaherty has procured one at 
last, guaranteed to last a life time and keep its beauty. We hope it will continue to 

Quiet Lottie Lacey (quiet when asleep) has reached the west in safety; and has 
become overwhelmed by the hospitality of the westerners, especially the cow-boys. 
She has sent back to her home in Pittsfield a book, " Glowing Descriptions of Ranch Life, " 
which she published, expressing her feelings about ranch life and the boys! 

Mattie Lesure and Eloise Boorne have life positions as instructors in normal 

I know you will be surprised to hear about Katherine and Mabelle Holleran. 
You'll not wonder long when I tell you they have written two famous books, one "The 
Growing Independence of Individuals," and the other, "The Reward of the Labor of 
Others." The stories deal with knowledge already known and one's own experiences. 

Hark! As you drive through the epiiet yet famous village of Savoy, you can 
hear a sweet, soft, melodious little voice coming from the village choir. As you ascend 
the rickety stairway, you behold no other person but our friend and classmate, Nora 

Betty O'Brien, still quiet and shy, concluded that teaching was too strenuous 
a duty, so she resigned and took up the work of Domestic Arts in a four roomed bunga- 
low at Lee. Alone? Why no! 

Mary Mahon has given up her liking for Empire plays and players but has 
become deeply interested in athletics and their work. Quiet, indeed no, she enjoys to 

70 N O K M A LO (IUE 

see them play. We can easily account for this as she loves to watch a dandy ("Dan" dy) 
player at work to win the game. 

Fanny Barretl lias continued during all these years, to work out fancy dances 
for the benefit of the Boston American readers. 

Then came a silence. I listened carefully and quietly, hut in order to hear the 
last words, I had to lean forward, and as they died away, a soft wind seemed to sigh near 
me. I arose reluctantly, after a few words of gratitude, almost as happy, as if I had 

that day visited with each of my school mates, longing for the sight of their clear faces 
and memories of the class of 1913 were clearly brought hack to me. 

— Gertrude Hurlbut 

?J55i>"iri i i^s^a 

[ ^Jm>:ir ) p^^w ) ^$^j [^Jm>iJ] [^TOi):n] 

N O R M A L () (J U E 71 

I t 

I $Ir0j%t on prnpljrt I 

^ttHEN I was designated by the class to write a prophecy on the prophet, I found to 
J$M nay dismay that any of the ludicrous things I could predict for her were completely 
overshadowed by the ridiculous things that happened in the past. After rack- 
ing my brains in vain, I locked up my conscience, reputation for truthfulness and veracity, 
took twenty-five cents and paid a visit to a famous soothsayer. To her I gave my name 
as Gertrude Hurlbut and, gazing into a luminous crystal ball, I saw the fate of that 
young lady revealed. I shall not endeavor to give all the details of her marvelous career, 
for if I should probably be accused of plagiarizing on Jules Verne or Garrett P. Serviss. 
Neither will I attempt to follow her in her first few years after leaving Normal, as her 
career depicted in the crystal was one of meteoric rapidity and kaleidoscopic variability 
through gasping and bewildered society. I will now attempt to relate to you an interest- 
ing incident in our prophet's future. 

I saw a tourist about the year Nineteen Hundred and Twenty entering the world- 
famed "Garden of the Gods" in Yellow-stone Park. He was amazed and horrified to 
behold the beautiful, natural formation of rock, hitherto undesecrated by the hand of man, 
placarded with immense posters, every letter a work of art, heralding the coming of 
"Gertrude Hurlbut 's Massive, Modern, Melodious, Magnificent, Maiden Minstrels. 
Today at the Old Faithful Geyser." 

The tourist, with a host of others, hastened to the geyser which flows periodically 
every sixty-four minutes, in time to witness its wonderful eruption. When it had sub- 
sided, a fleet of airships appeared; each craft hovered over the orifice just long enough 
to allow a dainty maiden to drop with a parachute, each alighting in her appointed place 
around the rim of the geyser. 

Then immediately followed the greatest conglomeration of music and dance 
ever heard or seen. At the expiration of an hour the aeroplanes descended and took 
all the maidens, save one the primissima of prima donas, Gertrude Hurlbut. 

She hovers on the brim; as the first vapor arises from the geyser, she springs 
forth, and dances on the rising steam, so lightly that she ascends on the pinnacle of the 
coming eruption. When the height of one hundred and fifty feet is reached, she hops 
into her awaiting aeroplane, and, amid the cheers of the multitude, sails away for new 
worlds to conquer. 

— Marjie Mailer y 


I AbbttBB to Stmtora 1 

^^T() the Junior Class of 1914, we the 1913 Seniors are presently to say good-bye, but 
1JL before we say it, we wish to thank you for your kindness in helping us to reach 
^"^ our present positions, and also to advise you a little as to your future conduct 
which you will so soon have to assume. 

In all our activities you have stood by us. You have managed your class 
well, not having to call upon the Seniors for aid in settling disputes, as former classes 
have been known to do. 

In the games we have had together, you have been the ones to enter enthusias- 
tically and push them thru. By your faithful persistency, we have to shamefully admit, 
that in our largest and most important game, the defeat was ours. 

Again, those of you in the Glee Club, willingly and with no complaints, took 
upon your shoulders, the heavy responsibility of knowing the words of the songs we 
sang, because the seniors were elsewhere busily engaged. 

For all our entertainments you have shown interest by spreading the news of 
them, by buying our tickets, and by attending them in large numbers. 

For all these we thank you most heartily. 

As for our places which you will so soon occupy we wish to reveal to you a few 
secrets and give you a little advice. 

First, for those of you in the dormitory, abide by the rules we have made this 
year. Choose your competent house-president and monitors, and insist that rules be 
obeyed, especially that every girl be in bed at 10.15 or go home. Please for the sake of 
the school, remember that. 

For the whole class, we wish to remind you, that, as seniors, you must be dig- 
nified, hold your heads high, and pretend to know whether you do or not. 
"He who knows and knows he knows — he's a Senior." 

You will be the ones at the head, and you must be business like. Every class 
can try to improve upon the preceding one, and you can do it. Also you have it in your 
power to make the standard of this school one of the highest excellence and right. 

Thus, hoping that you have been encouraged by our fine opinion of you, and that 
you have thankfully received what little advice we have given, we, tomorrow, leave our 
places for you to fill. We also give you our most worthy name — Seniors — and you have 
our sincerest wish for the best possible success. 

N O K M A L O G I E 73 

(Ukaa Mill 

^jfy^NOAY all men by these presents thai we, the Class of 1913, of the Normal School 
jlfY of the city of North Adams, in the county of Berkshire and Commonwealth 
^^ of Massachusetts, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and in the 
fear of God, do hereby make this our last will and testament, revoking all former wills 
by us made: 

After the payment of our just debts, and funeral expenses we give, devise, and 
bequeath as follows: 

To the faculty our records from the time we entered Normal Hall until this lasl 
day, including' marks in lessons, our personal impressions, and memories of so many 
after-school chats arising from "See me" lesson plans; and our heart-felt sympathy for 
hard work which will necessarily arise from new lessons with the Class of 1914. 

To Mrs. ("ouch: Our greatest thanks for many suggestions as to the method 
of management in our future kingdoms. 

To the training school teachers: The Juniors, for one year, to make lesson 
plans, to teach, and to be criticised; thereafter to be let loose in the wilds of Florida 
Mt. or Peru. 

To the owners of the various barns, stables, etc., visited by us: Our deepest 
gratitude for knowledge gained from your property and our sorrow for any damage 
caused by the tramp of so many curious feet. 

To the Juniors: In your hands do we place our greatest legacy, the honor and 
glory of the name of Seniors; and which you will need in large measure, namely 

Along with this first great bequest, we leave the wish that you set a good ex- 
ample to those who will enter in September. 

Also all those lessons which arc as yet untasted delights, among which come 
teaching and psychology, which we hope you will enjoy as much as we. 

Then, too, many enjoyable trips with Miss Skeele and Mr. Smith, added to 
those which will come with Mr. Guss, also the examination of house interiors in charge 
of Miss Pearson. 

The different socials and entertainments sure to continue under your manage- 

The undeniable pleasure in preparing a class book and a class play. 

Our class mascot, Myron Elwood Smith, to guard and preserve in the name of 
the Class of 1913. 

And lastly, we respectfully bequeath to North Adams Normal School the honor 
of having the Class of 1913 on the list of her graduating classes. 

In witness whereof we cause our class name to be subscribed hereto by Grace 
Elizabeth Burns, thereto duly authorized on this seventeenth day of June in the year 
of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. 

Class of 1913 of N. A. N. S. 

On this seventeenth day of June A. D., 1913, the above Class of 1913 of the 
said Normal School caused its name to be subscribed to the foregoing instrument by the 
person thereto duly authorized and declared to be its last will and testament, in our 
presence and in the presence of each other, do hereto subscribe our names as witnesses. 

Mrs. 0. P. Belmont, 
Woodrow Wilson, 
William Jennings Bryan. 

74 NOR M A L O G U E 

jJjLOME Seniors, on an Autumn night, 
^ Found themselves in quite a plight. 

'Twas Hallowe'en, if my mem 'ry serves true, 
When down the corridors they came into view. 

Laughing, they stepped, and their merry glee 
"Twould take hut half an eye to see. 

As they approached Room 48, 

They found that the hour was getting late. 

The door was opened and swallowed the host. 
Then began spooky tales of a ghost. 

Their sweet laughter died, and a vague unrest 
And a nameless something filled each breast. 

Soon from the sofa came a deep moan 
Then from a corner was uttered a groan. 

The house president crept down the hall, 
Determined to make those Seniors bawl. 

She delayed her footsteps before the lock; 
Then in the silence came a loud knock. 

A smothered laugh, then a titter went round 
When a certain brave maid made the door with one 

She addressed the one on the outside there, 
In accents loud which made her glare. 

"If some rip-roaring ghost stories you would hear, 
Just put to the keyhole your own wee ear. 

"Hold it there, and we shall send 
Tales to make your hair stand on end." 

She blushed as she said it, looking down 
On her feet so bare, and her kimoned gown. 

norm A i. o <; r i: 15 

"Girls!" said the president, "you must hie to your 

Or I'll have the matron come up with a broom." 

"Ha! Ha!" laughed the girls, "We're out for a lark, 
And what's more, we're afraid to go home in the 

At last, like one who for delay 
Seeks a vain excuse, she went away. 

But she looked back and saw a long line 

Of those self-same Seniors entering Room 49. 

Soon up came the matron, aroused from her slumber 
To attend to those bad girls, those girls without 

She knocked on the door, but before 'twas unlocked 
A rug from the transom was pulled like a shock. 

For these innocent Juniors were having a feast 
Which, all of a sudden, had been caused to cease. 

When the door was opened, was disclosed to sight 
Nearly twenty maidens huddled in affright. 

Their dear matron, (Ah! How that night they rue!) 
Looked over their faces. (Not one 'scaped her view) 

A matron more fair nor a face more sweet, 
Ne'er had it been their lot to meet. 

And her modest command and graceful air, 
Showed her wise and good as she is fair. 

Nearby, with lantern, face bright as the sun, 
Stood the night-watchman, to see the fun. 

Words were few; excuses seemed lame, 

When their beloved matron appealed to their shame. 

With sheepish expressions, down the halls they went 

To seek their trundle beds, where they should have 

been sleeping. 



But, besides the disgrace, they are wont to grieve 
For the apples which they were compelled to leave. 

But they took up their burdens of life gain, 
Saying only, "It might have been." 

Alas for maidens on mischief bent, 
Alas for our dear House President! 

God pity them both! and pity us all, 
Who vainly the actions of youth recall. 

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, 
The saddest are these: "It might have been! 
— Stella M. Hawkins 


<% (Eastb (§n tljr ijtll 

TCAST thou seen that lordly castle 
«J That castle on the hill?" 
Where waves that Senior banner 
With all its might and will. " 

"Oft have I seen that castle, 
That castle on the hill 
With seniors hurrying breathless 
To arrive without a chill." 

"The song and voice of maidens, 
Had they a merry time? 
Hast thou heard from those lofty chambers 
The songs and the Glee Club chime?" 

"The cheer and cheer from Seniors, 
They hushed it was like a pall 
I heard on the gale a sound of wail 
Oh! Juniors, come, give us the ball." 

"Hark! What is that strange music? 
Why it's only the Gramaphone 
Mercy the rooster is crowing 
Alas, please take me home. " 

"Oft saw I the lordly castle 
Heard Seniors one and all. 
It is the time of gladness, 

The night of the Seniors' Ball." 

78 X I! M A L O O U E 

Jug ftopm 

'TlTOR two short years we've lingered here, 
*J Alas, so sweet, so short a space! 

Nor would we leave some little trace, 
Reluctant, e'er the end draws near! 

Like others who have trod these halls, 
And found the onward sign, 
So we plant tenderly the vine 
To guard old "Normal's" walls. 

Climb up, small vine, as seasons wane, 
And twine yourself in branches high, 
Gather your strength as years go by, 
To help us love and serve her name! 

May winter's mantle gleaming bright, 
And summer's sun with gentle rain 
Help you, the top-most goal to gain 
And lead our steps a-right. 

So nineteen thirteen, here today, 
To these dear walls their off 'ring give, 
With ev'ry wish that it may live 
And help all others on their way. 

And now as time draws near to leave, 
We part, in unknown paths to tread; 
Meanwhile by hopes our feet are sped 
With help and courage we've received. 

When we have journeyed far from here, 
Others will come, and in their turn, 
Study and work, observe, and learn, 
As we, to hold these mem'ries dear. 

For Alma Mater's name will shine! 
Her name we'll always love! 
And try to climb to heights above 
Like this green ivy vine! 


<8> I 

Sartng g>tuijj Ijnur 

Time— 8:15 P. M. 

Place — Room 36, Taconic Hall. 

Characters — Tall, Thin, Short, Stout, and Nervous. 

Conditions — Nervous and Stout in dignified positions on chairs. 

Thin — Where is he? I want to see the fun. (Finds vacant chair into which 
she can easily jump.) 

Tall (timidly poking with ruler under bookcase) — It isn't here. 

Nervous — Move my bed. 

Short (entering with paints as a contribution to Nervous' store) — It has gone 
long ago. It could easily go out thru the pipe the hole comes in. 

Nervous — Move that rug that 's under the radiator. 

Stout — No, I dassent! 

Nervous — I can never write a lesson plan on Store Arithmetic in this room. 

Tall — I am writing a paper on the temperance question. 

Thin — You look it! 

Tall — Call us again when you find the mouse once more. 

Thin — Oh, dear! I thought we were going to have some sport. 
(Exit Tall, Thin and Short.) 

Extrarta from our iFauorto JfnrtH 

The grind had begun in the autumn 
And busily all the year 
Had been making Juniors and Seniors 
Wish that they'd never come here. 

Shoes departing leave behind us 

Footprints in the Reservoir mud. — J. Rosenburg 

Slipping, sliding, bluffing 
Some way thru school we'll get. 

O wad some power the giftie gie us 
To see oursel's as ithers see us 
When suddenly our chair does lea' us 
And we do flop. — Mr. Smith. 

My desk is so full of a number of things 
Those that I want most seem to take wings. 

Who's guilty? 




flkneral litl^a 

Be horizontal between two sheets at 10:15 or paek your trunk and leave. 

Do not dance the Turkey Trot, the Bear Hug, or the Boston at the house enter- 

Never use alarm eloeks for the entertainment of callers in the social room. 

Do not play tennis when the dew is on the grass. 

Do not rise in the wee small hours of the morning to study; neither shalt 
thou burn midnight oil in the closet. 

In case of the illness of a sister, please make it your business to call upon the 
patient, thus bringing her cheer and leaving the air sweet and unpolluted. 

Remove your shoes before retiring. 

Refrain from decorating the chairs of the Assembly room with sweaters. 

Swat the fly ! 










Compliments of 

A Friend 

r or Ooniections, oweets 
ana Ice Oream 

The Best — Gall at 


They 11 do the Rest 

Your continuous patronage and our good 

service has made the CLIMAX 

STORE what it is. 

Keep XJp the Good Work 

Olimax Otore 

5 Eagle Street 

Climax Pop Corn Wagon on Mam Street 
or Corner oi Holden ana Main Streets 



One Price Piano Jrlouse 

LaFrance Shoes 

Compliments of 

for Women 


$3.00 $3.50 $4.00 

and $4.50 


Sole Agency 

for North Adams and vicinity 

Dowlin Block 

North Adams, Mass. 

o hoes 

y^<y James Martin 

20 Holden Street 

North Adams, Mass. 


eliminates all £am when grinding 

sensative teeth 


Dr. C. W. Wildman 

76 Main Street 

We appreciate your 

All articles usually to be found in a 

well appointed pharmacy 

Prescriptions receive careful and 

intelligent attention 

City agency for 

Huylers and Page & 5haws 

Lastman Kodaks & Supplies 

Hastings Pharmacy 

Hotel Drug Store 

Queen Quality 

Famous Shoes for 



W. E. Lamb & Co. 

108 Main Street 

North Adams, Mass. 

If you are in need 

of Shoes, or Oxfords, we would advise you to 
look over the line The Pratt Shoe Store is offering. 

Should you ask the majority of people with- 
in a radius of 20 miles of North Adams, which 
firm sells the Best the Most Reliable Shoes, Ox- 
fords and Rubbers, and you will be told "The 
Pratt Shoe Store." We have a very strong line 
of Tennis, Golf, Gymnasium Balls and Oxfords. 
We shall be pleased to show you at 

The Pratt 5hoe Store 

60 Main Street 

North Adams, Mass. 

Compliments or 

Dr. (j. n. 1 nomf>son 

H. A. Sherman & Son 

Fancy Groceries 

New and Attractive 

Special Ladies Department 
North Adams Trust Company 

R. A. J. Hewat C. H. Cutting Geo. A. MacDonald 
Pres. Vice-Pres. Treas. 

The Flagg Stables 

JOHN A. BOND. Pro],. 
North Adams. Mass. 

V. Partenof>e \3 Son 

Shoes Made to Order 

First Class Repairing 

409 Main Street, Bennington 

24 Holden Street, North Adams 

m^ The teacher who impresses upon her pupils the value 
jj of thrifty and saving habits does them a greater service 
than the one who teaches them merely those things 
which are to be found in books. 

North Adams Savings Bank 

86 Main Street 

Richmond Theatre B. M. Taylor, Manager 

James Hynes 

The Victor-Victrola 

If you haven't a Victor-Victrola 
in your home you dou't know 
what you are missing. 

Why not come in today and 
hear the wonderful Victrolas? 

New Records Every Montk 

Charles A. Darling 

34 Bank Street 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Everything that is Good" 



The Quality Drug Store 

Telephone 240 New Kimball Block 

North Adams. Mass. 


1 ailor and 

Gatslick Block 

W. 5. Underwood Co. 

Dealers in 

First class Pianos and Organs 
New Home Sewing Machines 

Small Musical Merchandise 

Sheet Music 
Everything pertaining to a first class Music Store 

Visit where the Best Creams, Ices, and Refreshing Drinks are served 

Banana Split a Specialty 

If you have a Sweet Tooth Try Our High Grade Chocolates 
Brick lee ('ream Promptly Delivered 

Wilson House Drug Store 
Main Street, North Adams, Mass. 

A Word to the Wise is Sufficient 

Compliments of a 

r riend 

rioosac Savings Bank 

North Adams. Mass. 

Frencn -Dry Oleanmg 

Drying, Altering, Repairing, Pressing 

Of Ladies' and Gents' fine 

Wearing Apparel 


14 Ashland St. Tel. 524-2 

A Friend 

The James riunter 
JVLacnme Uom£>any 

North Adams, Massachusetts 

Dr. Ladd 


North Adams Mass. 

A. bhorrock, D. D. S. 

Nortn Adams. Mass. 

A. J. Hurd 

Jeweler ana Oliver Smith 


J. W. Crawford, M. D. 

98 1-2 Main St. 
Nortn Adams, Mass. 





A Strong Reputation 


Excelsior Printing Company 

North Adams Massachusetts